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Taxonavigation: Culicoidea 

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: Culicomorpha
Superfamilia: Culicoidea

Familia: Culicidae
Subfamilia: Culicinae
Tribus: Aedini
Genus: Opifex

Subgenera: O. (Nothoskusea) – O. (Opifex)

Overview of species (2)[edit]

O. chathamicus – O. fuscus

[source: Catalogue of Life: 2011 Annual Checklist, plus O. chathamicus


Opifex Hutton, 1902

Type species: Opifex fuscus Hutton, 1902


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  • Hutton, F.W. 1902. Additions to the Diptera fauna of New Zealand. Transactions and proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 34: 179–196. BHL Reference page
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