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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Infraorder Culicomorpha - Mosquitoes and Midges

mosquitoe - Psorophora ferox Everything looks like a mosquito - Toxorhynchites rutilus Mosquito - Ochlerotatus sollicitans - female Midge - male culicid - Ochlerotatus cantator - female Forcipomyia female? - Forcipomyia - female small insect - Psectrotanypus dyari - female Mosquito - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera))
Infraorder Culicomorpha (Mosquitoes and Midges)
Most species have aquatic larvae.
Considered by some authors to be among the most primitive living flies.
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