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For the United States & Canada

Infraorder Culicomorpha - Mosquitoes and Midges

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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 Culicomorpha (Mosquitoes and Midges)
Habitat
Most species have aquatic larvae.
Remarks
Considered by some authors to be among the most primitive living flies.
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