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Family Vermileonidae - Wormlions

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Infraorder Tabanomorpha
Family Vermileonidae (Wormlions)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly considered part of Rhagionidae
2 spp. in a single genus in our area(1), ca. 60 spp. in 11 genera worldwide(2)
in our area, sw. US (CO-NM-CA)(1)
Larvae make pitfall traps in dust/sand, similar in appearance and function to antlions'(1)
See Also
The Vermileo page for more links and information.
Print References
Wheeler W.M. (1930) Demons of the dust. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.