The Acalyptratae are a subsection of the Schizophora, commonly referred to as the acalyptrate muscoids (or simply acalyptrates). It is a very large assemblage, exhibiting very diverse habits, with one notable and perhaps surprising exception; no known acalyptrates are obligate blood-feeders (hematophagous), though this life history is common throughout the remaining Diptera.

The name Acalypterae was first used by Justin Pierre Marie Macquart in 1835 for a section of his tribe Muscides for all acalyptrates (except conopids) plus scathophagids and phorids.

The name refers to the lack of calypters in the members of this group of flies.


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