Simuliinae

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Simuliinae
Onchocerca volvulus emerging from a black fly.jpg
S. yahense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Nematocera
Superfamily: Chironomoidea
Family: Simuliidae
Subfamily: Simuliinae
Newman, 1834
Tribes

Simuliinae is a sub family of black flies. It contains huge numbers of species, mostly in the genus Simulium. There are 2 tribes and 25 living genera. A further 5 genera are only known from Cretaceous fossils.[1]

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