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Containing group: Stratiomyidae


Most Nemotelinae larvae are aquatic. Lasiopa villosa is found in wet soil under leaf litter. The larvae of Brachycara and Pselaphomyia are unknown. Adults are found on flowers (Woodley 2001).


Nemotelinae are distinguished by their six antennal flagellomeres.

Relationship of Nemotelinae to Other Stratiomyidae

Nemotelinae have been a subordinate group of Stratiomyinae and Clitellariinae. Woodley (2001) posited that they are related to Stratiomyinae and Raphiocerinae based on their aquatic larvae. Brammer and von Dohlen (2007) found a sister relationship between Nemotelinae and Sarginae using molecular data.


Brammer, C.A. and C.D. von Dohlen. 2007. The evolutionary history of Stratiomyidae (Insecta: Diptera): the molecular phylogeny of a diverse family of flies. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 43:660-73.

Woodley, N. E. 2001. A World Catalog of the Stratiomyidae (Insecta: Diptera). Myia 11: 1-473. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden.

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Scientific Name Brachycara digitata
Location Galapagos Archipelago; Isla Santa Cruz; Academy Bay; Darwin Research Station
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Identified By James
Sex Male
Life Cycle Stage Adult
View Dorsal
Collection California Academy of Sciences
Type Holotype
Collector R. O. Schuster
Source Brachycara digitata
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