Pyrgotidae

Pyrgotidae

[pər′gäd·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of myodarian cyclorrhaphous dipteran insects in the subsection Acalyptratae.
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On the occurrence of the genus Ramuliseta Keiser in South Africa (Diptera: Pyrgotidae).
Pyrgotidae Schiner, 1868 are medium to large-sized (4-18 mm) acalyptrate flies, which usually can be recognized by a rather slender (often wasp-like) body, pictured or hyaline wings with short lobate cell bcu, oblique face, genal groove prolongated postero-dorsally to the middle of occiput height, and stiletto-like aculeus that is much shorter than the oviscape.
While preparing the Catalogue of the Pyrgotidae of the World (Korneyev, in prep.), material from the Afrotropical Region deposited in several European and American collections was examined.
A revision of Afrotropical species of the Eupyrgota (Diptera, Pyrgotidae): the spini femur group and latipennis subgroup of species.