|• English:||picture-winged flies|
|• Español:||moscas de alas retratados|
This family of Diptera has a world-wide distribution. It contains around 700 species and about 100 genera. Many are plant parasitic including several pest species, others are saprophagous. Similar to the related fruit flies they often have elaborate patterns of bands and spots on their wings.
The following genera and individual species are currently entered in this family: