Taxonavigation: Sciomyzoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Antliophora
Ordo: Diptera
Subordo: Brachycera
Infraordo: Muscomorpha
Sectio: Schizophora
Subsectio: Acalyptrata
Superfamilia: Sciomyzoidea

Familia: Sepsidae
Genera (31): Adriapontia – Afrosepsis – ?Allosepsis – Archisepsis – Australosepsis – Brachythoracosepsis – Decachaetophora – Dicranosepsis – Idiosepsis – Lasionemopoda – Leptomerosepsis – Meropliosepsis – Meroplius – Microsepsis – Mucha – Nemopoda – Ortalischema – Orygma – Palaeosepsioides – Palaeosepsis – Parapalaeosepsis – Paratoxopoda – Perochaeta – Pseudopalaeosepsis – Saltella – Sepsis – Susanomira – Themira – Toxopoda – Xenosepsis – Zuskamira


Sepsidae Walker, 1833


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Vernacular namesEdit

English: black scavenger flies
中文: 艳细蝇科

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