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Noun1.Mycetophilidae - fungus gnats
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Nematocera, suborder Nematocera - mosquitoes; fungus gnats; crane flies; gnats; sand flies
fungus gnat - mosquito-like insect whose larvae feed on fungi or decaying vegetation
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They belonged to 16 families: Calliphoridae, Muscidae, Fanniidae, Anthomyidae, Scatophagidae, Sarcophagidae, Syrphidae, Piophilidae, Ulidiidae, Phoridae, Sphaeroceridae, Empididae, Chloropidae, Sciaridae, Psycodidae and Mycetophilidae.
Mycetophila willinki Duret 1981 (Diptera: Mycetophilidae)
The present paper provides a list of type specimens of Lygistorrhinidae and Mycetophilidae housed in the collection of the KwaZulu-Natal Museum (NMSA, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa), following a recommendation of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN 1999: 72F.4).
Pollination by fungus gnats (Diptera: Mycetophilidae) and self-recognition sites in Tolmiea menziesii (Saxifragaceae).
Among these, Diptera were most common, accounting for 29% of prey, which was mostly Mycetophilidae but also included Tipulidae, Chironomidae, Ptychopteridae, and Dixidae, among others that occurred more rarely and were not identified to family level.
Orden Familia Bosque Arbustal Pastizal Diptera Tipididae 20 19 82 Mycetophilidae 8 9 Culicidae 5 2 Sin determinar 33 101 64 Hymenoptera Braconidae 8 27 16 Ichneumonidae 1 15 6 Evanidae 3 Sphecidae 1 Eurytomidae 1 Tenthredinidae 1 Sin determinar 1 Araneae Tetragnathidae 1 17 19 Theridiidae 2 3 Caponiidae 5 Linyphiidae 3 1 Araneidae 1 Hemiptera Cicadellidae 16 6 Pyrrhocoridae 7 Aphidae 2 1 Delphacidae 1 1 Enicocephalidae 1 Pentatomidae 1 Membracidae 1 Sin determinar 1 Coleoptera Anthribidae 5 3 Curculionidae 7 Lycidae 2 3 Cantharidae 1 1 Sin determinar 2 1 Psocoptera sp.
* Familias medianamente generalistas en cuanto a la seleccion de habitats y con valores bajos de abundancia relativa global, como Dixidae, Carabidae, Mycetophilidae, Coccinellidae, Sarcophagidae, Staphylinidae, Scatopsidae, Coenagrionidae, Mymaridae, Lycosidae, Cercopidae, Salticidae, Miridae, Anyphaenidae y Saldidae.
La comunidad esta dominada por familias de insectos generalistas (Drosophilidae, Sciaridae, Scatopsidae y en menor grado Mycetophilidae) que representan el 67% del total de insectos asociados.
The following 17 Dipteran families were recorded for both sites: Tabanidae, Stratiomyidae, Asilidae, Culicidae, Mycetophilidae, Tachinidae, Muscidae, Tipulidae, Anthomyiidae, Bombyliidae, Tanypezidae, Syrphidae, Sciaridae, Pipunculidae, Chironomidae, Dolichopodidae, and Conopidae.
Most species of Basidiomycete fungi that produce large basidiocarps (mushrooms) serve as hosts for many families of Diptera with mycophagous species (Mycetophilidae, Sciaridae, Drosophilidae, Chloropidae, Phoridae, Cecidomyiidae, Tipulidae, etc.).
These larvae are about 0.5 in (1.25 cm) long and 0.1 in (0.25) cm wide, and belong to the family Mycetophilidae (the fungus gnats).