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Midge - Zavrelimyia fragilis

Midge - Zavrelimyia fragilis
Cross Plains, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
September 7, 2008
Size: ~2-3mm
This was just slightly larger than a spider mite.

Moved from Tanypodinae.


Though species is uncertain this can move to subfamily Tanypodinae(1). The M-Cu crossvein rules out the other two common subfamilies. The color and wing pattern is normal for Tanypodinae, as is what I can make out of the rest of the wing veins.

A guess
It looks similar to Paramerina fragilis (Tanypodinae:Pentaneurini). I can't see enough details to be sure. I don't even have a description of the female of the species.

[Update: I have decided on this ID for reasons explained on the requests for additional guide pages forum post.]

a midge

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