Chironomoidea Chironomus plumosus Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Diptera Suborder: Nematocera Infraorder: Culicomorpha Superfamily: Chironomoidea Families
Chironomoidea is a superfamily within the order Diptera, suborder Nematocera, infraorder Culicomorpha. It contains the families Chironomidae, Ceratopogonidae, Simuliidae, and Thaumaleidae. One of the more important characters used to define this superfamily is the form of the larval mouthparts.
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