Tanyderidae


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Tanyderidae

[‚tan·ə′der·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The primitive crane flies, a family of orthorrhaphous dipteran insects in the series Nematocera.
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Las familias Anyphaenidae (Aranae), Forficulidae (Dermaptera) Dryomyzidae, Micropezidae, Otitidae, Simuliidae, Tanyderidae y Trichoceridae (Diptera); Pyrrhocoridae (Hemiptera); Bethylidae (Hymenoptera); Hemerobiidae (Neuroptera) y Pulicidae (Siphonaptera) no habian sido registradas en los estudios de artropofauna de humedales en la Sabana de Bogota.
Cleary these species are adapted to nectarivory, although the floral hosts involved and their co-evolution with the flies remain unknown.1 Later Brian provided additional examples of rostrum elongation as a notable adaptation in various families of Diptera, including the Rhagionidae, Tanyderidae, Sciaridae and Ceratopogonidae that are principally associated with the specialised flora of the Cape region of South Africa (Kirk-Spriggs & Stuckenberg 2009: 158-159).