Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Information about the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

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 from Tanypus.

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 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.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.