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Chironomoidea

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Diptera
Infraorder  Culicomorpha
Rank  Superfamily
Phylum  Arthropoda
Suborder  Nematocera
Higher classification  Culicomorpha
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Similar  Culicomorpha, Fly, Nematocera, Insect, Blephariceromorpha

The Chironomoidea are a superfamily within the order Diptera, suborder Nematocera, infraorder Culicomorpha. This superfamily contains the families Chironomidae, Ceratopogonidae, Simuliidae, and Thaumaleidae. One of the more important characteristics used to define them is the form of the larval mouthparts.

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Chironomoidea Wikipedia


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