Keroplatidae

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Keroplatidae
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Platyura marginata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Nematocera
Infraorder: Bibionomorpha
Superfamily: Sciaroidea
Family: Keroplatidae
Subfamilies
Synonyms
  • Macroceridae

Keroplatidae is a family of small flies, species known as fungus gnats. There are approximately 950 described species, but the true number of species is undoubtedly much higher. They are generally forest dwellers found in the damp habitats favoured by their host fungi.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evenhuis, N. L. (2006). "Catalog of the Keroplatidae of the World (Insecta: Diptera)". Bishop Museum Bulletin in Entomology (Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu.) 13: 1–178. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 

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