The Superfamily Ephydroidea is further organized into finer groupings including:
Camillidae is a family of flies, or Diptera. There are five genera (four living; one fossil). [more]
Campichoetidae is a small family of acalyptrate Diptera with only one genus Campichoeta Macquart, 1835.They are regarded by some authors as Diastatidae. [more]
Diastatidae are a type of flies, and are in the family Diptera. They occur primarily in the Holarctic Region, but several species are known from the Oriental, Neotropical, and Australasian regions. Members of the family number over 20 described species in three genera. There is an additional fossil genus. [more]
Drosophilidae is a diverse, cosmopolitan family of flies, which includes fruit flies. Another family of flies called Tephritidae also includes fruit flies. The best known species of Drosophilidae is Drosophila melanogaster, within the genus Drosophila, and this species is used extensively for studies concerning genetics, development, physiology, ecology and behaviour. This fruit fly is mostly composed of post-mitotic cells, has a very short lifespan, and shows gradual aging. As in other species, temperature influences the life history of the animal. Several genes have been identified that can be manipulated to extend the lifespan of these animals. [more]
Ephydridae (shore fly, sometimes brine fly) is a family of insects in the order Diptera. [more]
At least 2,646 species and subspecies belong to the Family Ephydridae.
More info about the Family Ephydridae may be found here.
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