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Containing group: Pipunculinae


This group of 51 species occurs only in the New World.


Characteristics of the male genitalia are important in recognizing Elmohardyia. Use the key in Skevington and Yeates (2001) to identify these flies.

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

A tribal phylogeny of the Eudorylini (Skevington and Yeates, 2001) includes several Elmohardyia exemplars. No species level phylogeny exists.


Hardy, D. E. 1943. A revision of Nearctic Dorilaidae (Pipunculidae). University of Kansas Science Bulletin 29:1-231.

Menezes, M. D. d. S., and J. A. Rafael. 1996. Descrição de duas espécies novas de Elmohardyia Rafael (Diptera, Pipunculidae) da região Amazônica. [Description of two new Amazonian species of Elmohardyia Rafael (Diptera, Pipunculidae)]. Acta Amazonica 26:87-92.

Menezes, M. D. d. S., and J. A. Rafael. 1997. The species of Elmoharydia Rafael (Diptera, Pipunculidae, Eudorylini) From Brazilian Amazon [As espécies de Elmoharydia Rafael (Diptera, Pipunculidae, Eudorylini) da Amazônia Brasileira]. Acta Amazonica 27:279-301.

Rafael, J. A. 1987. Two new genera of Pipunculidae (Diptera) from the New World: Metadorylas, Gen. N. and Elmohardyia Gen. N., with new synonyms, designation of lectotypes and revalidation of a species. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 31:35-39.

Rafael, J. A. 1988. Pipunculidae (Diptera) Neotropicais do gênero Elmohardyia Rafael. Acta Amazonica 18:223-264.

Rafael, J. A., and M. D. d. S. Menezes. 1999. Taxonomic review of Costa Rican Pipunculidae (Insecta: Diptera). Revista de biologia tropical 47:513-534.

Rafael, J. A., and M. S. S. Rosa. 1991. Pipunculidae (Diptera) da Estação Ecológica de Maracá e da localidade de Pacaraima, Roraima, Brasil. Acta Amazonica 21:337-350.

Skevington, J. H., and D. K. Yeates. 2001. Phylogenetic classification of Eudorylini (Diptera: Pipunculidae). Systematic Entomology 26:421-452.

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Scientific Name Elmohardyia
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Jeff Skevington
Sex Male
Life Cycle Stage adult
Copyright © Steve Marshall
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