family Psychodidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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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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).
The family Psychodidae is characterized by their wing venation [the presence of numerous parallel veins running to wing margin), and the presence of dense hairs on the wings and thorax.