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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Infraorder: Culicomorpha
Superfamily: Chironomoidea
Family: Ceratopogonidae
Subfamily: Leptoconopinae

Archiaustroconops, Szadziewski, 1996[1]
Austroconops, Wirth and Lee, 1958[1]
Minyohelea, Borkent, 1995[1]
Jordanoconops, Szadziewski, 2000[1]
Leptoconops, Skuse, 1889[1]
Fossileptoconops, Szadziewski, 1996[2][1]


Austroconopinae, Borkent

The Leptoconopinae are a subfamily of biting midges in the family Ceratopogonidae.[1] The larvae are recognized by their unique sclerites of the head, and by their mouthparts, also unique among the Ceratopogonidae. Some authorities place the genus Leptoconops in its own family, Leptoconopidae.


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  2. ^ Borkent, Art; Wirth, Willis W (24 July 1997). "World Species of Biting Midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)". Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History (233): 11. 
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