nematocerans

nematocerans

members of the suborder of insects Nematocera. It includes the gnats, mosquitoes, midges, black flies and gall flies.
References in periodicals archive ?
1) Brian's passion for fishing can be fully appreciated in the following passage in a message to Gregory Courtney in 1998: 'Speaking of nematocerans, my new Hardy flyrod was well and truly broken in last weekend when I was fly fishing on a dam in the midlands here; it was a hot day and no trout were moving, but a spectacular thunderstorm developed, followed by much cooler, heavily overcast conditions.