Brief Summary

    Hybotidae: Brief Summary
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    "Dance fly" and "dance flies" redirect here. This term is also used for some Empididae.

    Hybotidae, the typical dance flies, are a family of true flies. They belong to the superfamily Empidoidea and were formerly included in the Empididae as a subfamily.

    Some, such as Tachydromia, are predators that run around on the bark of trees in complex pattern, hence the common name. Tachydromia species are only about three millimeters long.

Comprehensive Description