Nematocera

Midges

Nematocera adults are characterised by having pearl-string like, generally fairly long, antennae; the animals have a characteristic slender posture, with an elongated abdomen and long feet. The larvae as a rule have well recognisable head capsule and biting mouthparts, but the important family Cecidomyiidae forms an exception: neither head nor mouthparts are recognisable here.

references

Richards & Davies (1977a).

27/11/2014

pub 29.xi.2014 ยท mod 28.vi.2017