Psychodinae

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Psychodinae
Psychoda.grisescens.jpg
Psychoda grisescens
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Psychodinae

Newman, 1834
Psychoda cf. surcoufi on oak leaves

The Psychodinae are the nominate subfamily of moth flies (Psychodidae), also known as drain flies. Like most of their relatives, they are usually found in damp habitats; some occur in caves. The small larvae are aquatic or semiterrestrial; the imagines feed on plant sap and nectar or not at all. Psychodinae are found in almost every country on Earth, including some subantarctic islands.

Tribes and genera[edit]

Maruinini Enderlein, 1937
Setomimini Vaillant, 1982
Mormiini Enderlein, 1937
Paramormiini Enderlein, 1937
Pericomaini Enderlein, 1935
Psychodini Quate, 1959

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