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decorus-like

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 Chironomidae (Midges)
Subfamily Chironominae
Tribe Chironomini
No Taxon (Chironomus group)
Genus Chironomus
No Taxon decorus-like
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chironomus decorus Johannsen 1905
Chironomus attenuatus
Numbers
Well over ten species, most unnamed
Size
Wing length about 3.8mm
Identification
Among the Chironomus midges with banded abdomens, the C. decorus group is recognized by the darkened wing membrane around veins R-M, Cu2 and 2A, as well as by the male genitals.

Habitat
Water, as for the family; more tolerant of brackish water than most.
"Often found in lotic situations as well as lentic habitats and usually indicative of low water quality."(1)
Remarks
This group of species belongs to subgenus Chironomus; due to limitations of BugGuide software it has not been moved there yet.