Robust and rhagionid-like to slender and wasp-like flies, 2-25 mm long. Body not conspicuously hairy and without bristles; color blackish sometimes marked with yellow, or completely yellow. (James 1981)
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:453
Specimens with Barcodes:451
Species With Barcodes:9
The Brachyceran infraorder Xylophagomorpha is a small group that consists solely of the family Xylophagidae, which presently contains subfamilies that were sometimes considered to be two small related families (Coenomyiidae and Rachiceridae). Other obsolete names for members of this family include Exeretonevridae and Heterostomidae.
The family is known by the English name awl-flies.
- Watson, L. and Dallwitz, M.J. 2003 onwards. Xylophagidae. British Insects: The Families of Diptera. Version 1 January 2012.
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