family Psychodidae

family Psychodidae
very small two-winged flies with hairy wings that develop in moss and damp vegetable matter: sand flies
Syn: ↑Psychodidae
Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family
Member Holonyms: ↑Nematocera, ↑suborder Nematocera
Member Meronyms: ↑psychodid, ↑Phlebotomus, ↑genus Phlebotomus

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