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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Antliophora
Ordo: Diptera
Subordo: Nematocera
Infraordo: Bibionomorpha
Superfamilia: Sciaroidea

Familia: Keroplatidae
Subfamiliae (4): Arachnocampinae - Keroplatinae - Macrocerinae - Sciarokeroplatinae

Overview of genera (82)

Angazidzia – Antlemon – Antriadophila – Arachnocampa – Asindulum – Asynaphleba – Bisubcosta – Bolitophila – Burmacrocera – Cerotelion – Chetoneura – Chiasmoneura – Chiasmoneurella – Cloeophoromyia – Ctenoceridion – Dimorphelia – Dolichodactyla – Euceroplatus – Hesperodes – Heteropterna – Hikanoptilon – Isoneuromyia – Keroplatus – Kibaleana – Langkawiana – Lapyruta – Laurypta – Lutarpya – Lutarpyella – Lyprauta – Maborfelia – Macrocera – Macrorrhyncha – Mallochinus – Manota – Micrapemon – Micrepimera – Micromacrocera – Monocentrota – Nauarchia – Neoantlemon – Neoceroplatus – Neoditomyia – Neoplatyura – Nicholsonomyia – Orfelia – Paleoplatyura – Paracerotelion – Paramacrocera – Placoceratias – Planarivora – Platyceridion – Platyroptilon – Platyura – Plautyra – Proceroplatus – Pseudoplatyura – Pyratula – Pyrtaula – Pyrtulina – Ralytupa – Rhynchoplatyura – Rhynchorfelia – Robsonomyia – Rofelia – Rutylapa – Rypatula – Schizocyttara – Sciarokeroplatus – Setostylus – Srilankana – Tamborinea – Taulyrpa – Tergostylus – Tolletia – Trigemma – Truplaya – Tylparua – Urytalpa – Vockerothia – Xenokeroplatus – Xenoplatyura

[source: Catalogue of Life: 2013 Annual Checklist, minus (1) Mycetophila
]

Check (3): Calusamyia – Pseudochetoneura – Terocelion
Name

Keroplatidae Rondani, 1856

References

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Chandler, P.J. 2009: The fungus gnats (Diptera: Bolitophilidae, Keroplatidae, Mycetophilidae) of Sardinia, with description of six new species. pp. 450–506 in: Cerretti, P.; Mason, F.; Minelli, A.; Nardi, G.; Whitmore, D. (eds), Research on the terrestrial arthropods of Sardinia (Italy). Zootaxa, 2318: 1–602. Abstract & excerpt PDF
Falaschi, R.L. 2016. FAMILY KEROPLATIDAE. In Wolff, M.I., Nihei, S.S. & Carvalho, C.J.B. de (eds.), Catalogue of Diptera of Colombia. Zootaxa 4122(1): 56–61. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4122.1.11. Reference page.
Hutson A.M., Ackland D.M. & Kidd L.N. 1980: Mycetophilidae (Bolitophilinae, Ditomyiinae, Diadocidiinae, Keroplatinae, Sciophilinae and Manotinae). Diptera, Nematocera. Handbooks for the identification of British insects, 9: 1–111.
Kurina, O., Mantič, M. & Ševčík, J. 2017. A remarkable new genus of Keroplatidae (Insecta: Diptera) from the Afrotropical region, with DNA sequence data. African Invertebrates 58(1): 93–105. DOI: 10.3897/afrinvertebr..12655. Reference page.
Matile L. 1990: Recherches sur la systématique et l'évolution des Keroplatidae (Diptera, Mycetophiloidea). Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle Paris, Sér. A, Zoologie 148: 1–654.
Papp, L.; Merz, B.; Földvári, M. 2006: Diptera of Thailand. A summary of the families and genera with references to the species representations. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 52(2): 97–269. PDF
Papp L. & Ševčík J. 2005: Sciarokeroplatinae, a new subfamily of Keroplatidae (Diptera). Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 51: 113–123.
Søli G.E.E., Vockeroth J.R. & Matile L. 2000: A.4. Families of Sciaroidea. In Papp L. & Darvas B. (eds): Manual of Palaearctic Diptera. Appendix. Science Herald, Budapest, pp. 49–92.

Vernacular names
suomi: Petosienisääsket
日本語: ツノキノコバエ科

The Keroplatidae are a family of small flies known as fungus gnats. About 950 species are described, but the true number of species is undoubtedly much higher. They are generally forest dwellers found in the damp habitats favoured by their host fungi.[1] They can also often be found in caves. Larvae both feed on fungi and are predatory - they can spin webs by secreting acid fluids, which they use to kill smaller invertebrates and capture spores. Some of the predatory larvae cannibalize pupa of their own species. [2]

They notably include the genus Arachnocampa; the larvae of which are known as "glowworms" in Australia and New Zealand.

The fossil record of the family extends back into the Cretaceous, with the oldest named member, Lebanognoriste known from the Barremian aged Lebanese amber, other Cretaceous species are known from the Spanish, Burmese, Bezonnais, Taimyr and Canadian ambers.

Larva
Asindulum sp.
References

Evenhuis, N. L. (2006). "Catalog of the Keroplatidae of the World (Insecta: Diptera)" (PDF). Bishop Museum Bulletins in Entomology. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu. 13: 1–178. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
Kits, Joel. "Family Keroplatidae - Predatory Fungus Gnats". BugGuide. Retrieved 14 July 2020.

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