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Genus Prosimulium

Black Fly larva - Prosimulium mixtum Rotting tree neighbor - Prosimulium - female Black fly - Prosimulium - female Black fly - Prosimulium - female Simuliidae, genus Prosimulium - Prosimulium Black Fly larva - Prosimulium black fly - Prosimulium - male Black Fly - Prosimulium - male
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 Simuliidae (Black Flies)
Tribe Prosimuliini
Genus Prosimulium
Numbers
38 species in North America
Identification
Adults of tribe Prosimulini (sensu Adler, Currie, and Wood(1)) have the fork in vein Rs about midway along the vein. Larvae have the last three antenna segments clear, clear, and dark (from base to tip). Consult keys for ID beyond tribe.
Works Cited
1.The Black Flies (Simuliidae) of North America
Peter H. Adler et al. 2004. Cornell University Press.