Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Small thickly haired flies, with characteristic short and erratic flight. Antenna with 10-14 flagellomeres which are usually pyriform, nodiform, or nearly cylindrical. Wing usually broad, held roof-like or flat over abdomen at rest; longitudinal veins equally developed; crossveins absent or restricted to basal half of wing; C continuing around wing. (Quate & Vockeroth 1981)

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Ecology

Associations

In Great Britain and/or Ireland:
Animal / pathogen
few, large, white or greenish, disk-ended rhizoids of Pandora dipterigena infects adult of Psychodidae

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Known predators

Psychodidae (Psychodidae (N=6)) is prey of:
Salvelinus fontinalis

Based on studies in:
Canada: Ontario, Mad River (River)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
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Known prey organisms

Psychodidae (Psychodidae (N=6)) preys on:
detritus
Audouinella
Epithemia zebra
Gomphonema angustatum
Unknown green algae filaments
organic detritus
Achnanthes lanceolata
Deleatidium
Lumbriculiid type II

Based on studies in:
New Zealand: Otago, Catlins, Craggy Tor catchment (River)
New Zealand: Otago, Healy Stream, Taieri River, Kye Burn catchment (River)
New Zealand: Otago, North Col, Silver catchment (River)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records:12861
Specimens with Sequences:12195
Specimens with Barcodes:11808
Species:276
Species With Barcodes:249
Public Records:3104
Public Species:133
Public BINs:206
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Barcode data

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