Psychodidae


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Psy·chod·i·dae

(sī-kod'i-dē),
A family of small flies or gnats characterized by hairy mothlike body and the presence of 7-11 long parallel wing veins lacking cross-veins; includes the sandflies, Phlebotomus and Lutzomyia, vectors of all known forms of leishmaniasis.
[G. Psychē, a Greek nymph, sometimes represented as a butterfly]

Psychodidae

(si?kod'i-de)
A family of the order Diptera, characterized by minute size, long legs, and hairy bodies and wings. It includes moth flies, owl midges, and sandflies.
See: Phlebotomus
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New fossil species ofPhlebotomus and Haematopota in Baltic Amber (Diptera: Psychodidae, Tabanidae).
A cladistic study of the primitive subfamily Psychodidae of the subfamily Bruchomyiinae.
The underlined apomorphic features distinguish Bruchomyiinae from Phlebotominae and all other Psychodidae (s.
Dec E M L NR Acanalonidae 2 1 2 1 Aleyrodidae 2 16 26 14 Aphididae 383 643 579 539 Bethylidae -- -- 1 -- Bibionidae -- 5 5 -- Cecidomyiidae 11 10 6 9 Chalcidoidea 34 59 83 91 Chrysomelidae -- -- -- 1 Cicadellidae 2 11 17 5 Staphylinidae -- 2 -- -- Cucujidae -- 1 11 -- Dolichopodidae 7 17 4 3 Drosophilidae 3 -- -- -- Ichneumonidae -- -- 4 4 Lepidoptera 1 1 -- 1 Muscidae 8 7 9 30 Nitulidae -- -- 2 -- Phloeothripidae 3 2 4 3 Phoridae 3 16 7 7 Platygatroidae 1 -- -- -- Psychodidae 1 3 10 -- Sciaridae (Bradydia spp.
Molecular systematics of the phlebotomine sandflies of the subgenus Paraphlebotomus (Diptera, Psychodidae, Phlebotomus) based on ITS2 rDNA sequences.
tritaeniorhynchus 42 0 Aedes species 16 0 Anopheles species 142 1 Culex species 31 0 Psychodidae 61 18 Ceratopogonidae 26 3 Table 2.