Fungus gnat (Arachnocampa luminosa)

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Fungus gnat larvae glowing to attract prey into sticky web trap
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Fungus gnat fact file

Fungus gnat description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderDiptera
FamilyKeroplatidae
GenusArachnocampa (1)

Information on the fungus gnat is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

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Fungus gnat status

Not yet classified on the IUCN Red List.

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References

  1. The Diptera Site (April, 2010)
    http://www.diptera.org/
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Fungus gnat larvae glowing to attract prey into sticky web trap  
Fungus gnat larvae glowing to attract prey into sticky web trap

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