The dance fly Leptopeza flavipes belongs to the subfamily Ocydromiinae of Empididae. The mitogenome (GenBank accession number: MT610901) of L. flavipes was sequenced, the new representative of the mitogenome of the subfamily. The nearly complete mitogenome is 15,267 bp totally, consisting of 13 protein-coding genes, 2 rRNAs and 22 transfer RNAs. All genes have similar locations and strands with that of other published species of Empididae. The nucleotide composition biases toward A and T, which together made up 78.1％of the entirety. Bayesian inference analysis strongly supported the monophyly of Empidoidea, Empididae and Dolichopodidae. It is clear that the phylogenetic relationship within Empidoidea: (Dolichopodinae + Neurigoninae) + ((Empidinae + (Trichopezinae + Oreogetoninae)) + Ocydromiinae) in this study.