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Diopsidae and Diopsis Linnaeus, 1775 - (stalk-eyed flies)

The family of Diopsidae contains more than 150 species of flies which are characterized by their long eye-stalks (this feature, however, also occurs in other families) as well as the scutellum having 2 spines directed backwards. The antennae also arise from the eye-stalks.

The genus Diopsis contains around 90 species, most of them are found in Africa. Several members of the genus are important agricultural pests like Diopsis macrophthalma. The larvae are stem borers and cause dead hearts on crops like rice or sorghum.

For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.

Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: