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 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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