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Family Vermileonidae - Wormlions

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Classification
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
Explanation of Names
Vermileonidae Williston 1886
Numbers
2 spp. in a single genus in our area(1), ~60 spp. in 12 genera total(2)
Range
in our area, sw. US (CO-NM-CA)(1)
Habitat
Larvae make pitfall traps in dust/sand, similar in appearance and function to antlions'(1)
Print References
Wheeler W.M. (1930) Demons of the dust. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.