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Genus Psectrotanypus

Psectrotanypus dyari female? - Psectrotanypus dyari - female Apsectrotanypus johnsoni - just to share.  Psectrotanypus dyari - Psectrotanypus dyari - male gnat? - Psectrotanypus dyari - female Hollow-banded midge - Psectrotanypus dyari - female Brown-banded midge - Psectrotanypus dyari another small but nicely patterned dipteran - Psectrotanypus dyari - female Lil Midge Boy - Psectrotanypus dyari - male Psectrotanypus? - Psectrotanypus dyari - female
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 Chironomidae (Non-biting Midges)
Subfamily Tanypodinae
Tribe Macropelopiini
Genus Psectrotanypus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Psectrotanypus Kieffer 1909
Three species in North America
"Larvae are found in bogs, ponds, springs, streams and small rivers."(1)
Psectrotanypus dyari is by far the most common and widespread species.