The DIXIDAE (meniscus midges ) are a family of aquatic nematoceran flies (Diptera). The larvae live in unpolluted, standing fresh waters , just beneath the surface film, usually amongst marginal aquatic vegetation. They are found in all continents except Antarctica.
* 1 Description * 2 References * 3 Further reading * 4 External links
For terms see Morphology of Diptera Wing venation
Dixiidae are small (body length not more than 5.0 mm) slender gnats
with thin legs. The head is relatively broad. The antennae are thin
and the flagellum has 14 segments. The proboscis is short and thick
and the palpi are five-segmented. The thorax is slightly convex. The
wing veins are without scales (with scales in the closely related
* ^ Papp, L., Merz, B. & Földvari (2006): Diptera of Thailand. A
summary of the families and genera with references to the species
representations. Acta. zool. hung. Vol. 52 (2)
* ^ R. W. Bouchard, Jr. (2005). Guide to Aquatic Invertebrates of
the Upper Midwest.
University of Minnesota
* Lindner , E 193 1. Dixinae (Culicidae) 3, 11-12, 1-43 In: Lindner,
E. (Ed.). Die Fliegen der palaearktischen Region Keys to Palaearctic
species but now needs revision (in German).
* A. A. Shtakel'berg Family