Belongs within: Neoneura.Contains: Psychodoidea. The Psychodomorpha is a clade of flies including the moth flies of the Psychodidae and their close relatives. In the circumscription given below, it is supported by molecular data (Wiegmann et al. 2011). Members include the Blephariceridae, a cosmopolitan group of slender, long-legged flies with wings bearing a secondary network of… Continue reading Psychodomorpha


Belongs within: Psychodoidea.Contains: Telmatoscopus, Brunettia, Psychoda. The Psychodinae, moth flies, are a group of densely hairy flies whose larvae are most commonly found in moist or semi-aquatic habitats (Wagner & Ibáñez-Bernal 2009). Characters (from Wagner & Ibáñez-Bernal 2009): Eye reniform with extension towards midline forming eye bridge above antennal insertions; eyes continuous or separated, rarely… Continue reading Psychodinae


Belongs within: Psychodoidea. The Phlebotominae, sand flies, are a group of small flies with soil-dwelling larvae and blood-sucking adults. They are characterised by a four-branched Rs vein in the wing, and mouthparts much longer than the height of the head (Quate & Vockeroth 1981). <==PhlebotominaeGE05 |–Libanophlebotomus lutfallahiGE05 |–ChiniusWI-B09 |–SergentomyiaWI-B09 |–Brumptomyia mesaiWI-B09 |–Warileya [incl. Hertigia]WI-B09 |–EdentomyiaWI-B09… Continue reading Phlebotominae


Belongs within: Psychodomorpha.Contains: Phlebotominae, Psychodinae. The Psychodoidea are a clade uniting the moth flies and sand flies of the Psychodidae with the primitive crane flies of the Tanyderidae. The Psychodidae are mostly small, very hairy flies with broadly ovate wings with veins M and often Rs each bearing four branches (Colless & McAlpine 1991). Synapomorphies… Continue reading Psychodoidea