family Psychodidae

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Synonyms for family Psychodidae

very small two-winged flies with hairy wings that develop in moss and damp vegetable matter: sand flies

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Leishmaniasis is mainly transmitted by blood sucking sand-flies or Phlebotomines of class Insecta, order Diptera, family Psychodidae. L.
The disease is caused by protozoan parasites that belong to the genus Leishmania and is transmitted by the bite of certain species of sand fly (order Diptera, family Psychodidae, subfamily Phlebotominae).
The Diptera family Psychodidae has a worldwide distribution and comprises six subfamilies: Bruchomyiinae, Phlebotominae, Psychodinae, Sycoracinae, Trichomyiinae and Horaiellinae.