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Species Colobostema varicorne

Midge ID - Colobostema varicorne - male Minute Black Scavenger Fly - Colobostema varicorne - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera))
Infraorder Bibionomorpha (Gnats, Gall Midges, and March Flies)
Family Scatopsidae (Minute Black Scavenger Flies)
Genus Colobostema
Species varicorne (Colobostema varicorne)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Scatopse varicornis Coquillett, 1902
Scatopse tibialis McAtee, 1921
Explanation of Names
Named after the multicolored antenna of the female.
Identification
The only North American Colobostema with sharply contrasting black and white areas on tibiae.
Range
Eastern USA