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Grichanov Igor Ya.
The generic and specific names of predatory flies of the epifamily Dolichopodoidae (Diptera) are listed, with 257 extant and 30 fossil genera of Dolichopodidae (including 7 ex-tant and 2 fossil genera of Parathalassiinae), 2 extant and 6 fossil genera of Microphoridae, 8063 valid species names (including about 120 fossil species) and about 7000 lines with other names of species rank belonging to the families Microphoridae and Dolichopodidae including the subfamily Parathalassiinae. The total number of Dolichopodoidae increased by nearly 300 species since 2014. For each entry, nomenclatural details are given, including authorship, date, place of publication (in short) and page. For the genus-group names, these details also include the genus or subgenus status of the name, association of a genus with a subfamily or of association a subgenus with a genus, type species and method for designation. For the spe-cies-group names, these details also include type locality and species distribution. These de-tails are provided for each species in its original combination only. The second edition of the reference book is supplemented with the sections “Classification of Dolichopodoidae” and “Biology and economic significance”.