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Nematocera

Index Nematocera

The Nematocera (thread-horns) are a suborder of elongated flies with thin, segmented antennae and mostly aquatic larvae, consisting of the mosquitoes, crane flies, gnats, black flies, and midges. [1]

47 relations: Aedes aegypti, Anisopodidae, Antenna (biology), Axymyiidae, Bibionidae, Bibionomorpha, Black fly, Blephariceridae, Blephariceromorpha, Bolitophila, Canthyloscelidae, Cecidomyiidae, Ceratopogonidae, Chaoboridae, Chironomidae, Corethrellidae, Crane fly, Culicomorpha, Deuterophlebia, Diadocidiidae, Ditomyiidae, Dixidae, Drain fly, Fly, Gnat, Keroplatidae, Larva, Lygistorrhinidae, Midge, Mosquito, Mycetophilidae, Nymphomyiidae, Orthorrhapha, Pachyneuridae, Pediciidae, Perissommatidae, Pierre André Latreille, Psychodomorpha, Ptychopteridae, Ptychopteromorpha, Pupa, Scatopsidae, Sciaridae, Tanyderidae, Thaumaleidae, Tipulomorpha, Trichoceridae.

Aedes aegypti

Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito, is a mosquito that can spread dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika fever, Mayaro and yellow fever viruses, and other disease agents.

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Anisopodidae

The Anisopodidae are a small cosmopolitan family of gnat-like flies known as wood gnats or window-gnats, with 154 described extant species in 15 genera, and several described fossil taxa.

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Antenna (biology)

Antennae (singular: antenna), sometimes referred to as "feelers," are paired appendages used for sensing in arthropods.

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Axymyiidae

The Nematoceran family Axymyiidae is the sole member of the infraorder Axymyiomorpha, though it is often included within the infraorder Bibionomorpha in older classifications.

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Bibionidae

The Bibionidae (March flies and lovebugs) are a family of flies (Diptera).

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Bibionomorpha

The Bibionomorpha are an infraorder of the suborder Nematocera.

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Black fly

A black fly (sometimes called a buffalo gnat, turkey gnat, or white socks) is any member of the family Simuliidae of the Culicomorpha infraorder.

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Blephariceridae

The Blephariceridae, commonly known as net-winged midges, are a nematoceran family in the order Diptera.

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Blephariceromorpha

The Blephariceromorpha are an infraorder of nematoceran flies, including three families associated with fast-flowing, high-mountain streams, where the larvae can be found.

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Bolitophila

Bolitophila is the sole genus in the Bolitophilidae, a family of Diptera, with around 40 Palaearctic and about 20 Nearctic species, and three species from the Oriental region (Taiwan).

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Canthyloscelidae

The Canthyloscelidae are a small family of midges closely related to the Scatopsidae.

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Cecidomyiidae

Cecidomyiidae (sometimes misspelled "Cecidomyidae") is a family of flies known as gall midges or gall gnats.

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Ceratopogonidae

Ceratopogonidae, or biting midges, are a family of small flies (1–4 mm long) in the order Diptera.

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Chaoboridae

The Chaoboridae, commonly known as phantom midges or glassworms, are a family of fairly common midges with a cosmopolitan distribution.

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Chironomidae

The Chironomidae (informally known as chironomids, nonbiting midges, or lake flies) comprise a families of nematoceran flies with a global distribution.

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Corethrellidae

The Corethrellidae are a family of parasitic midges, small flying insects belonging to the order Diptera, that are commonly known to parasitize frogs.

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Crane fly

Crane fly is a common name referring to any member of the insect family Tipulidae, of the order Diptera, true flies in the superfamily Tipuloidea.

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Culicomorpha

The Culicomorpha are an infraorder of Nematocera, including mosquitoes, black flies, and several extant and extinct families of insects.

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Deuterophlebia

The fly genus Deuterophlebia is the sole member of the small monotypic family Deuterophlebiidae or mountain midges.

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Diadocidiidae

The Diadocidiidae are a family of flies (Diptera).

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Ditomyiidae

The Ditomyiidae are a small (90 species) family of flies (Diptera).They are found worldwide (except in the Afrotropical Region), most species are found in the Australasian and Neotropical realms.

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Dixidae

The Dixidae (meniscus midges) are a family of aquatic nematoceran flies (Diptera).

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Drain fly

Drain flies, sink flies, filter flies, or sewer gnats (Psychodidae) are small true flies (Diptera) with short, hairy bodies and wings giving them a "furry" moth-like appearance, hence one of their common names, moth flies.

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Fly

True flies are insects of the order Diptera, the name being derived from the Greek δι- di- "two", and πτερόν pteron "wings".

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Gnat

A gnat is any of many species of tiny flying insects in the dipterid suborder Nematocera, especially those in the families Mycetophilidae, Anisopodidae and Sciaridae.

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Keroplatidae

The Keroplatidae are a family of small flies known as fungus gnats.

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Larva

A larva (plural: larvae) is a distinct juvenile form many animals undergo before metamorphosis into adults.

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Lygistorrhinidae

Lygistorrhinidae is a family of long-beaked fungus gnats in the order Diptera.

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Midge

Midges are a group of insects that include many kinds of small flies.

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Mosquito

Mosquitoes are small, midge-like flies that constitute the family Culicidae.

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Mycetophilidae

The Mycetophilidae are a family of small flies, forming the bulk of those species known as fungus gnats.

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Nymphomyiidae

The Nymphomyiidae are a family of tiny (2 mm) slender, delicate flies (Diptera).

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Orthorrhapha

Orthorrhapha is a circumscriptional name which historically was used for an infraorder of Brachycera, one of the two suborders into which the order Diptera, the flies, are divided.

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Pachyneuridae

Pachyneuridae is a family of gnats, gall midges, and March flies in the order Diptera.

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Pediciidae

The Pediciidae or hairy-eyed craneflies are a family of flies closely related to true crane flies, with about 500 species worldwide.

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Perissommatidae

The Perissommatidae are a family of flies (Diptera) that was newly proposed in 1962.

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Pierre André Latreille

Pierre André Latreille (29 November 1762 – 6 February 1833) was a French zoologist, specialising in arthropods.

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Psychodomorpha

The nematoceran infraorder Psychodomorpha (sometimes misspelled Psychomorpha - which is also the name of a genus of noctuid moths) includes two common families, Psychodidae and Scatopsidae, and other very small, rare families.

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Ptychopteridae

The Ptychopteridae, phantom crane flies, are a small family (three extant genera) of nematocerous Diptera.

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Ptychopteromorpha

The nematoceran infraorder Ptychopteromorpha includes two uncommon families.

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Pupa

A pupa (pūpa, "doll"; plural: pūpae) is the life stage of some insects undergoing transformation between immature and mature stages.

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Scatopsidae

The minute black scavenger flies or "dung midges", are a family, Scatopsidae, of nematoceran flies.

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Sciaridae

The Sciaridae are a family of flies, commonly known as dark-winged fungus gnats.

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Tanyderidae

The Tanyderidae, or primitive crane flies, of the order Diptera, are long, thin, delicate insects with spotted wings, superficially similar in appearance to some Tipulidae, Trichoceridae, and Ptychopteridae.

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Thaumaleidae

Thaumaleidae, the solitary midges or trickle midges, are a group of nematoceran flies related to the Ceratopogonidae, Chironomidae, and the Simuliidae.

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Tipulomorpha

The Tipulomorpha are an infraorder of Nematocera, containing the crane flies, a very large group, and allied families.

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Trichoceridae

Trichoceridae, or winter crane flies, of the order Diptera are long, thin, delicate insects superficially similar in appearance to the Tipulidae, Tanyderidae, and Ptychopteridae.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nematocera

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