family Ceratopogonidae


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Noun1.family Ceratopogonidae - biting midges; sand flies
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Nematocera, suborder Nematocera - mosquitoes; fungus gnats; crane flies; gnats; sand flies
biting midge, no-see-um, punkey, punkie, punky - minute two-winged insect that sucks the blood of mammals and birds and other insects
Ceratopogon, genus Ceratopogon - type genus of the Ceratopogonidae
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Current knowledge of the family Ceratopogonidae in Patagonia (Diptera: Nematocera)
For activities associated with water or located near specified lakes or marshes on the Bellarine Peninsula, and for exposure to mosquitoes (Family Culicidae), March flies (Family Tabanidae), and sandflies (Family Ceratopogonidae), the responses were subdivided according to season (summer, autumn, winter, and spring).
Forcipomyia Meigen, a worldwide genus, is one of the most species-rich in the family Ceratopogonidae, with many species being important pollinators of tropical and subtropical cultivated plants (Winder 1977, Young 1986, Martinez et al.