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Species Forcipomyia pictoni

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 Ceratopogonidae (Biting Midges)
Subfamily Forcipomyiinae
Genus Forcipomyia
No Taxon (subgenus Forcipomyia)
Species pictoni (Forcipomyia pictoni)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Forcipomyia pictoni Macfie, 1938
Size
Wing length 1.3 mm
Identification
Thorax black on top and white on the sides. Legs mostly pale, with narrow black bands near tips of mid and hind femora and black spots on tibiae.
Range
Southeast USA to Argentina
Remarks
Not a predatory species. In the tropics this species pollinates cocoa (as do many small Ceratopogonidae).