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Culicomorpha

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Kingdom  Animalia
Suborder  Nematocera
Higher classification  Nematocera
Phylum  Arthropoda
Scientific name  Culicomorpha
Rank  Infraorder
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Lower classifications  Mosquito, Non‑biting midges, Sandflies, Black fly, Chaoboridae

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

Classification

Extant families

  • Superfamily Culicoidea
  • Dixidae -meniscus midges
  • Corethrellidae -frog-biting midges
  • Chaoboridae -phantom midges
  • Culicidae -mosquitoes
  • Superfamily Chironomoidea
  • Thaumaleidae -solitary midges
  • Simuliidae -black flies and buffalo gnats
  • Ceratopogonidae -biting midges
  • Chironomidae -nonbiting midges
  • Extinct families

  • Asiochaoboridae (Upper Jurassic)
  • Architendipedidae (Upper Triassic)
  • Protendipedidae (Middle Jurassic)
  • Mesophantasmatidae (Middle Jurassic)
  • References

    Culicomorpha Wikipedia


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