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The CHIRONOMOIDEA are a superfamily within the order Diptera , suborder Nematocera , infraorder Culicomorpha . This superfamily contains the families Chironomidae
Chironomidae
, Ceratopogonidae
Ceratopogonidae
, Simuliidae , and Thaumaleidae . One of the more important characteristics used to define them is the form of the larval mouthparts .

REFERENCES

* Hennig, W. 1981. Insect
Insect
Phylogeny. New York: Wiley. * Yeates, D.K. and B.M. Wiegmann. 1999. Congruence and controversy: toward a higher-level phylogeny of Diptera. Annual Review of Entomology, 44:

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