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Family Lygistorrhinidae - Long-beaked fungus gnats

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera))
Infraorder Bibionomorpha (Gnats, Gall Midges, and March Flies)
Superfamily Sciaroidea (Fungus Gnats and Gall Midges)
Family Lygistorrhinidae (Long-beaked fungus gnats)
Numbers
Only one species in the region covered by BugGuide, about 30 worldwide.
Range
Tropical and subtropical areas around the world.
Remarks
The common name "long-beaked fungus gnats" is based on the assumption that these flies are fungus gnats like their close relatives. Biology of the family is unknown and larvae have never been identified.