Diagnostic description: 

Small lygistorrhinid flies. Proboscis small, about 1/3 of the height of head, palpus four-segmented, much longer than proboscis. Ocelli three, median ocellus smaller than the lateral ocelli. Scutum moderately convex, laterotergite bare. Vestiture of tibiae in rows on apical part. Outer tibial spurs 2 and 3 shorter than inner. Hind leg much longer that fore and mid leg, but its tibia and tarsus only slightly expanded. Wing membrane without macrotrichia. Sc joining C. R1 short, approximately half of wing length. Rs distinct. Crossvein m-cu present, aligned with r-m. M1 and M2 fork base and M stem weak or reduced. M3+4 and CuA without a common stem. R1 setose, Sc, R5, M, and CuA bare.

Tue, 2010-05-25 22:30 -- vblago

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith