Diadocidiidae

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Diadocidiidae
Temporal range: Cretaceous[1] - recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Nematocera
Infraorder: Bibionomorpha
Superfamily: Sciaroidea
Family: Diadocidiidae
Winnertz, 1863
Genera

Diadocidia
Palaeodocidia
Docidiadia

Diversity
23 species

Diadocidiidae is a family of Diptera. There are two described genera with over twenty species.[2][3] Diadocidiidae are found worldwide, except in Africa and Antarctica. It is usually considered close to Keroplatidae, Bolitophilidae and Ditomyiidae,[4] and was previously included in Mycetophilidae. They are woodland flies. The larvae spin silken tubes under bark or in dead logs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blagoderov, V. & Grimaldi, D.A. Fossil Sciaroidea (Diptera) in Cretaceous Ambers, Exclusive of Cecidomyiidae, Sciaridae, and Keroplatidae. American Museum Novitates 3433 (2004)
  2. ^ Jaschhof, M., Jaschhof,C. On the genus Diadocidia (Diptera, Sciaroidea, Diadocidiidae) in Costa Rica. Zootaxa 1586: 33–38 (2007)
  3. ^ Jaschhof, M., Jaschhof,C. On the genus Diadocidia (Diptera, Sciaroidea, Diadocidiidae) in Australia. Zootaxa 1655: 63–68 (2007)
  4. ^ Hippa, H. & Vilkamaa, P. 2005. Phylogeny of the Sciaroidea (Diptera): the implication of additional taxa and character data. Zootaxa 1132, 63-68 (2006)

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