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|Nematocera belong to the Insect Order Diptera. Examples of Nematocera families are: Anisopodidae, Bibionidae, winter crane flies, crane flies, net-winged midges, blackfly, gall midges, biting midgets, dark-winged fungus gnats, minute black scavenger flies, phantom midges, phantom crane Flies, Chironomidae, moth flies,...|
|Fossil findings of Nematocera date back to 170 million years ago. The family includes 35 genera with 2, 700 species. 104 species occure in Europe.
Nematocera are delicately constructed, with slim, wire like antennae and long thin legs. Their mouthparts are usually used to sting and to suck up food.
The Nematocera are found throughout the world, mostly in the vicinity of water. Different species are common in different areas. They feed on blood, which they suck from mammals, birds, reptiles or amphibians. Crane flies, from which a total of about 4000 species ...|
...on in different areas. They feed on blood, which they suck from mammals, birds, reptiles or amphibians. Crane flies, from which a total of about 4000 species are known, are not among the blood-sucking insects. They feed on nectar or water. While the Nematocera have a bad reputation amongst humans because their bites can be painful and can cause allergies and transmit germs, the crane fly (larval stage) is regarded as a useful animal, because the diet and elimination behaviour of the larvae help to improve...
|Bibionidae are a family of the order Diptera and belong to the suborder Nematocera. The species of this family are mid-sized Nematocera. There are approximately 400 species known worldwide of which 16 can be found in Germany. Some examples are: Dilophus febrilis, Bibio hortulanus and Bibio marci. |
|Moth flies (Psychodidae) belong to the suborder Nematocera, order Diptera. There are approximately 1,500 species worldwide, 110 of which are found in Germany. The Moth fly is 1 to 5 mm in length. The body and the wings are often very hairy. When stationary, the wings folded on the back resemble a roof. Mo...|
|Mosquitoes (Culicidae) are a family of insects within the order two-winged flies (Diptera), the suborder thread-horns (Nematocera), the infraorder Culicomorpha and the superfamily Culicoidea. Mosquitoes have existed for about 170 million years. From a total of approximately 2700 species worldwide, 104 species can be found in Europe, almost all of which live in Central Europe. ...|
|Crane flies (Tipulidae)|
|The crane flies (Tipulidae) are also known as mosquito hawks, mosquito eaters, skeeter eaters, gallinippers, gollywhoppers and jimmy spinners. They are a family in the order two-winged flies (Diptera) and in the suborder Nematocera. There are approximately 4000 species of crane flies worldwide, 140 of which occur in Germany. |
|Common crane fly|
|The Common crane fly (Tipula oleracea) is a species of the genus Tipula, in the order two-winged flies (Diptera), the suborder thread-horns (Nematocera), the family crane flies (Tipulidae), and the subfamily Tipulinae. This species is widespread in Europe. |
|The phantom midges (Chaoboridae) are a family in the order two-winged flies (Diptera), the suborder thread-horned flies (Nematocera), the infraorder Culicomorpha and the superfamily Culicoidea is. In former times this family was classified as the subfamily Chaoborinae in the family mosquitoes (Culicidae). The Chaoboridae are divided into 2 subfamilies (Chaoborinae and Eucoreth...|
|Chaoborus crystallinus belong to the genus Chaoborus, in the order of two winged flies (Diptera), the suborder thread-horned flies (Nematocera), the infraorder Culicomorpha, the superfamily Culicoidea, the family phantom midges (Chaoboridae), and the subfamily Chaoborinae. Chaoborus crystallinus are a European species.|
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