Identification key to New Zealand Aenictopecheidae and Enicocephalidae
(Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
Page last modified on 16 December 2015

How to cite this key
Larivière M-C, Larochelle A. 2015-present. Identification key to New Zealand Aenictopecheidae and Enicocephalidae (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera). http://www.nzhemiptera.com/home/Heteroptera/Heteroptera-Identification/Enicocephalomorpha

This key allows the identification of genera and species of unique headed bugs, or gnat bugs (Aenictopecheidae and Enicocephalidae), occurring in New Zealand.

Difficulties associated with family-level identification are by-passed by keying genera and species irrespective of their family affiliation.

Additionally helpful but not necessarily exclusive characters are provided between square brackets.

Due to the unavailability of specimens suitable for photography many line drawings included in the key are adaptations from Woodward (1956: Trans. Proc. Roy. Soc. NZ 84: 391-430).

Users of this key can found additional information on nomenclature, type repositories, geographic distribution (including maps), biology, and dispersal in Larivière & Larochelle (2004) and Larivière & Larochelle (2014).