European Micropezids & Tanypezids

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Nerioidea (Micropezids)    Stilt-legged


Pseudopomyza atrimana (Meigen, 1830)    Scarlet-eyed Compost

Calobatinae     Striders

Calobata petronella (Linnaeus, 1761)    Brown-shouldered Strider
Cnodacophora sellata (Meigen, 1826)    Dusty Ruddered Strider
Cnodacophora stylifera (Loew, 1870)    Montane Ruddered Strider
Neria cibaria (Linnaeus, 1761)    Common Strider
Neria commutata (Czerny, 1930)    Fingered Strider
Neria ephippium (Fabricius, 1794)    Amber Strider
Neria femoralis (Meigen, 1826)     Bulbous Strider

Micropezinae    Stilters

Micropeza corrigiolata (Linnaeus, 1767)    Common Stilter
Micropeza lateralis Meigen 1826    Broom Stilter

Taeniapterinae    Échasseur

Rainieria calceata (Fallén, 1820)    Beech Échasseur

Diopsoidea (Tanypezids)    Stalk-eyed


Tanypeza longimana Fallén, 1820    European Harlequin


Strongylophthalmyia ustulata (Zetterstedt, 1847)    Western Juggler

Megamerinidae Rondani, 1861

Megamerina dolium (Fabricius, 1805)    Bearded Fool

Psilidae    Rust Flies
Chylizinae    Tailcoat Flies

Chyliza annulipes Macquart, 1835    Conifer Tailcoat
Chyliza extenuata (Rossi, 1790)    Broomrape Tailcoat
Chyliza leptogaster (Panzer, 1798)    Common Tailcoat
Chyliza nova Collin, 1944    Sap Tailcoat
Chyliza vittata Meigen, 1826    Orchid Tailcoat

Loxocerini    Reed Flies

Loxocera aristata (Panzer, 1801)    Black-faced Reed
Loxocera maculata Rondani. 1876    Black Reed, a melanic form of L.aristata not addible to formal UK list but it can be recorded via UKSI [Sumner, 2019]
Imantimyia albiseta (Schrank, 1803)    Yellow-faced Reed
Imantimyia fulviventris (Meigen, 1826)    Atlantic Reed
Imantimyia nigrifrons (Macquart, 1835)    Small Reed
Imantimyia sylvatica (Meigen, 1826)    Yellow-shouldered Reed


Psila fimetaria (Linnaeus, 1761)    Dusky Spectacle
Psila merdaria Collin, 1944    Common Spectacle
Psilosoma lefebvrei (Zetterstedt, 1835)    Atlantic Pierrot
Chamaepsila atra (Meigen, 1826)    Katchit’s Columbina
Chamaepsila bicolor (Meigen, 1826)    Roder’s Columbina
Chamaepsila buccata (Fallén, 1826)    Pugh’s Columbina
Chamaepsila clunalis (Collin, 1944)    Peterkin’s Columbina
Chamaepsila humeralis (Zetterstedt, 1847)    Claypole’s Columbina
Chamaepsila limbatella (Zetterstedt, 1847)    Sommer’s Columbina
Chamaepsila luteola (Collin, 1944)    Armstrong’s Columbina
Chamaepsila nigra (Fallén, 1820)    Fleeman’s Columbina
Chamaepsila nigricornis (Meigen, 1826)    Verence’s Columbina
Chamaepsila obscuritarsis (Loew, 1856)    Baldwin’s Columbina
Chamaepsila pallida (Fallén, 1820)    Pocket’s Columbina
Chamaepsila pectoralis (Meigen, 1826)    Foole’s Columbina
Chamaepsila persimilis (Wakerley, 1959)    Le Foi’s Columbina
Chamaepsila rosae (Fabricius, 1794)    Carrot Rust
Chamaepsila unilineata (Zetterstedt, 1847)    Dagonet’s Columbina


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