Definition of Psychodidae
1. Noun. Very small two-winged flies with hairy wings that develop in moss and damp vegetable matter: sand flies.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Nematocera, Suborder Nematocera
Member holonyms: Psychodid, Genus Phlebotomus, Phlebotomus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Psychodidae
Literary usage of Psychodidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Fauna of Mayfield's Cave by Arthur Mangun Banta (1907)
"It may have been carried into the cave with débris during the freshet of a few days before. Family psychodidae. Moth-like Flies. ..."
2. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society by Hawaiian Entomological Society (1906)
"Of the 34 species of psychodidae described for North America, the life history of but one is known. ..."
3. Handbook of Medical Entomology by William Albert Riley, Oskar Augustus Johannsen (1915)
"psychodidae or Moth-Flies The psychodidae or Moth-flies, include a few species which attack man, and .at least one species, ..."
4. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"A few of the families are comparatively small and unimportant. The moth flies (psychodidae) are very minute, being among the smallest of flies, ..."