Baker RH, Wilkinson GS, DeSalle R (2001) Phylogenetic utility of different types of molecular data used to infer evolutionary relationships among stalk-eyed flies Diopsidae
Within Diptera, stalked-eyes are present in eight families: Diopsidae
, Drosophilidae, Micropezidae, Periscelidadae, Platystomatidae, Richardiidae, Ulidiidae and Tephritidae (Wilkinson and Dodson 1997).
In continental Africa, the stalk-eyed Diopsidae are represented by the genera Diopsina Curran, 1928, Diopsis Linnaeus, 1775, Sphyracephala Say, 1828 and by the Diasemopsis genus-group (Feijen 1989).
Etymology: This striking species is named after Brian Roy Stuckenberg, who supported the writers' Diopsidae research in its early stages and who accompanied the second author while she collected most of the type series in 1980.
with apical wing spots and in some other Diopsidae genera.
Stuckenberg facilitated collecting of Diopsidae in South Africa.
New Stratiomyidae and Diopsidae from the Belgian Congo (Diptera).
Described a new recorded family Diopsidae of (Order Diptera) with its species Diopsis apicalis in Egypt.
Diopsidae (Diptera: Acalyptratae) from Togo and Zaire.
15 Nature, his team suggests that females of two tropical species in the Diopsidae
family may not be so silly when they yield to the dazzle of stalks that can separate a male's eyes by up to one and a half times his body length.
These are reported from the dipterous families Celyphidae, Curtonotidae (as Drosophilidae), Chloropidae, Diopsidae, Lauxaniidae, Psilidae, Richardiidae, Tephritidae and various unidentified flies (Balazuc 1980; Lee & Majewski 1986; Rossi & Kotrba 2004; Rossi & Ponziani 2008; Rossi 1986, 1987; Thaxter 1901, 1902, 1917, 1918).
Diopsidae Diopsis longicornis Macquart gratiellae W.