Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Superfamily: Nerioidea
Family: Cypselosomatidae
Hendel, 1931
  • Clisa McAlpine, 1993
  • Cypselosoma Hendel, 1913
  • Cypselosomatites Hennig, 1965
  • Formicosepsis de Meigere, 1916
  • Heloclusia
  • Latheticomyia
  • Lycosepsis
  • Macalpinella
  • Polypathomyia
  • Pseudopomyza Strobl, 1893
  • Pseudopomyzella
  • Rhinopomyzella
  • Tenuia

The Cypselosomatidae are a family of true flies (Diptera) closely related to the Micropezidae. Eleven living genera and one fossil genus are described, 8 of which are in the subfamily Pseudopomyzinae; this group was formerly ranked as a family, but they have been treated as a subfamily of Cypselosomatidae since 2007.[1] Some species are believed to be associated with bat guano.[2]


They occur worldwide, including Australia.


  1. ^ Carvalho-Filho, Fernando da Silva, & Esposito, Maria Cristina. (2011). Redescription of Pseudopomyzella flava Hennig (Diptera: Cypselosomatidae) and the first record from Brazil. Biota Neotropica, 11(1), 195-197.
  2. ^ Wayne N. Mathis. "Australasian/Oceanian Diptera Catalog - Web Version -Cypselosomatidae". Retrieved 24 May 2010.