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Genus Orfelia

gnat - Orfelia gnat - Orfelia Predatory Fungus Gnat - Orfelia Fungus Gnat - Orfelia Fungus Gnat - Orfelia Keroplatidae, dorsal lateral - Orfelia - male Predatory Fungus Gnat - Orfelia - female mosquito-like insect - Orfelia
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 Keroplatidae (Predatory Fungus Gnats)
Tribe Orfeliini
Genus Orfelia
Numbers
Nearctica lists 35 species.
Identification
Distinguished from Platyura by R2+3 ending in C rather than R1.
Distinguished from remaining Keroplatidae by normal mouthparts (palps not reduced, mouthparts not longer than head), branches of Cu not convergent near base, and R-M absent.
Remarks
Larvae of O. fultoni produce luminescent webs.
Internet References
BNET. Bioluminescent Diptera.