Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly part of Culicidae (mosquitoes) then Chaoboridae.
Explanation of Names
Corethrellidae Edwards 1932
a single genus with 4 spp. of in our area(1)
and ~110 total(2)
Swollen mid femur distinguishes this family (genus) from its close relatives.
worldwide, most spp. in tropical/subtropical areas(3)
larvae in small bodies of water such as those isolated at the edges of bogs or small lakes(3)
larvae probably predaceous on small plankton(3)