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Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Infraorder Bibionomorpha - Gnats, Gall Midges, and March Flies

Gall midge hanging from spider web Grape or Moonseed galls - Schizomyia vitiscoryloides What is the family? What is the family? small black winged insect gnat - Sylvicola alternatus Ninebark galls - Contarinia Unknown Midge - female
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)
Generally terrestrial, in contrast to other Nematocera which are predominantly aquatic.
Probably not a monophyletic assemblage. Ordered this way for convenience, based on the Tree of Life.

Most of the species, genera, and families belong to superfamily Sciaroidea, the fungus gnats and gall midges, which probably is monophyletic.
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