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

The Keroplatidae are a family of small flies known as fungus gnats. About 950 species are described, 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]

They notably include the genus Arachnocampa; the larvae of which are known as "glowworms" in Australia and New Zealand.


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

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