Island biological control efforts have been reported also for Schizophora
flies on Easter Island (Ripa et al.
Together they are grouped in the Syrphoidea, sister group of Schizophora
(Cumming et al.
Neue Untersuchungen uber die Familien der Diptera Schizophora
Description and biology of a new genus of flies related to Anthoclusia and representing a new family (Diptera, Schizophora
Placement of Conopidae (Diptera) within Schizophora
based on mtDNA and nrDNA gene regions.
in general were absent from the Cretaceous, those that were present being ancient taxa (Platypezoidea, Phoridae sensu lato and stem groups) (e.
The authors of the last chapter on the Cyclorrhaphous Diptera associated with vertebrates cite the book of Exodus when referring to the first recorded evidence of the fly [although this is also de batable] infestation in the region, but their statement on the explosive speciation of the Schizophora
and their invasion into a new niche of animal corpses some 65 million years prior to the memorable event in the Nile Valley is far less convincing and has been left unsupported.
Three spermathecae belong to the ground plan of Diptera in general (Hennig 1973) and Schizophora specifically (Hennig 1958; J.
A recent extensive molecular study of the Schizophora indicates that the superfamily Ephydroidea comprises seven families, namely Braulidae, Camillidae, Cryptochaetidae, Curtonotidae, Diastatidae (including Campichoeta Macquart), Drosophilidae and Ephydridae (Wiegmann et al.
The loss of the vibrissa is uncommon in the Schizophora and in the Chyromyidae this is an apomorphy relative to the outgroup.
Diptera: Cyclorrhapha III, Series Schizophora, Section Acalypterae, exclusive of Family Drosophilidae.