Sand i lies and moth flies

Small and mothlike, these gray to brown flies arc covered with hairs or scales. The wings, usually broad with pointed tips, arc held together over the body in sand flics and arc tentlike or partly spread in moth flies. Most species are nocturnal.

• Life Cycle Sand flics feed on vertebrate blood, including that of humans, but the eggs are laid, and larvae develop, in wet soil. Moth flics lay eggs, and live, near wet, decaying matter.

• Occurrence Worldwide, especially in warm areas. Sand flics favor warm, dry habitats; moth flies prefer woods near streams and bogs. I AnVA|. .irc

• remark Some sand flics elongate, and spread disease, especially some taper to leishmaniasis in humans. the rear.

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PER1COMA EUE1G1NOSA is a dark, widely distributed moth fly. Its larvae develop in shallow water and in tree rot holes.

Family SlMULIlDAE

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