Ceratopogoninae

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Ceratopogoninae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Nematocera
Infraorder: Culicomorpha
Superfamily: Chironomoidea
Family: Ceratopogonidae
Subfamily: Ceratopogoninae
Tribes

Ceratopogonini
Culicoidini
Heteromyiini
Palpomyiini
Sphaeromiini
Stenoxenini

Ceratopogoninae is a subfamily of biting midges. The larvae are elongated without proleg or hook. Most larvae of this subfamily are predacious. Adults generally take vertebrate blood or attack other insects.

References[edit]

  • Elson-Harris, M.M. 1990. Keys to the immature stages of some Australian Ceratopogonidae. Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 29: 267-275.
  • Mullen, G.R. and L.J. Hribar. 1988. Biology and feeding behavior of ceratopogonid larvae (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in North America. Bulletin of the Society for Vector Ecology 13: 60-81.