family Psychodidae


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Noun1.family Psychodidae - very small two-winged flies with hairy wings that develop in moss and damp vegetable matter: sand flies
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Nematocera, suborder Nematocera - mosquitoes; fungus gnats; crane flies; gnats; sand flies
psychodid - a fly of the family Psychodidae
genus Phlebotomus, Phlebotomus - small bloodsucking sand flies that resemble moths
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Phlebotominae sand flies are placed in the family Psychodidae. There are more than 900 species and subspecies of sand flies worldwide [1] and the presence of at least six genera, Phlebotomus (Rondani and Berte, 1840), Sergentomyia (Franca and Parrot, 1920), and Chinius (Leng 1987) in the old world and Brumptomyia (Franca and Parrot, 1921), Lutzomyia (Franca, 1924), and Warileya (Hertig, 1948) in the new world has been accepted by most specialists such as Bates et al.
Clogmia (Telmatoscopus) albipunctata is a primitive Nematocera of the family Psychodidae, subfamily Psychodinae which are non-biting moth flies known as drain, and bathroom or filter flies (13).