Sciaridae

Fungus gnats

The adults are small midges with dark wings. The slender, almost worm-like, larvae generally feed on fungal material (they can cause serious damage to mushroom cultivation). A few species are polyphagous miners on plants when they grow in damp circumstances.

references

Brauns (1954a), Mohrig & Menzel (1994a), Richards & Davies (1977a).

29/11/2014

mod 28.vi.2017