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Photo#116732
Whitefly? No, White Fly - Tanypus

Whitefly? No, White Fly - Tanypus
San Joaquin Marsh, Irvine, Orange County, California, USA
June 8, 2007
Photographed on black plastic, which was an attractive perch for these and midges. The day was a bit cool, and the insects collected on the sunny side of the plastic sheeting.

Moved
Moved from Tanypus.

Moved
Moved from Midges.

Maybe Tanypus
A row of five spots in the cell between R and M is a common feature of Tanypus. I don't know if I'll be able to do better than "maybe."

 
Thanks, John
Do you think I should frass this?

 
Tanypus (Apelopia)
Move it to Tanypus. I checked the book(1). What I can make out is consistent with the California representatives of subgenus Apelopia. That raised yellow spot in the middle of the thorax is one of the key diagnostic features.

Moved
Moved from Whiteflies.

White Fly, not Whitefly
this appears to me to be a sort of midge (Diptera).

 
Nice distinction.
And it was among midges. Thought it was too easy to photograph for a white fly, uh, whitefly.

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