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Species Chironomus ochreatus

Midge - Chironomus ochreatus cecidomyiidae? - Chironomus ochreatus - female Midge - Chironomus ochreatus Crane fly - Chironomus ochreatus Crane fly - Chironomus ochreatus Orange and Black Midge - Chironomus ochreatus - female Reddish Midge - Chironomus ochreatus - female Black-barred midge - Chironomus ochreatus - 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 Chironominae
Tribe Chironomini
No Taxon (Chironomus group)
Genus Chironomus
No Taxon (subgenus Chaetolabis)
Species ochreatus (Chironomus ochreatus)
Large for a midge, 7-8 mm
Shining. Thorax bright yellow to dark green with reddish stripes, the middle stripe of the female divided longitudinally. Abdomen dark, often with pale rings. Femora yellowish, fore tibiae dark. Superior volsella blunt ended with hairs near tip.
"I've examined specimens reared from a roadside pond in Georgia." -- John Epler(1)