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Genus Parachironomus

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera))
Infraorder Culicomorpha (Mosquitoes and Midges)
Family Chironomidae (Non-biting Midges)
Subfamily Chironominae
Tribe Chironomini
No Taxon (Harnischia complex)
Genus Parachironomus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Parachironomus Lenz, 1921
Many species were formerly placed in Chironomus, Cryptochironomus, or Harnischia.
Explanation of Names
"Near Chironomus"
Identification
Typically with a long, narrow anal point and long, narrow superior volsellae.
Range
Worldwide
Habitat
Larvae aquatic in a variety of water bodies.