Subfamilia Asopinae Amyot & Serville, 1843

Nomenclatural problems concerning the family group names are discussed by Thomas (1992). The validity of the family group name Asopinae is in jeopardy unless Kirkaldy's (1909a) type selection for the genus Asopus is suppressed. Furthermore, Thomas (1992) gave evidence for not recognizing any tribal groups within the Asopinae. A rather complete list of family-group names is presented above in order to facilitate further work on the subfamilial classification.