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Tribe Tanytarsini

Midge - female Small green midge - female Little Yellow Midge - male Kitchen midge - male Small Midge - female Midge - female Midge Ventral View - female Mini-midge - 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 Chironomidae (Midges)
Subfamily Chironominae
Tribe Tanytarsini
Size
Usually less than 5 mm
Identification
No M-Cu crossvein and first segment of front tarsus longer than tibia identify subfamily Chironominae. R-M crossvein nearly parallel to M and R4+5 identifies tribe Tanytarsini. Wings are hairy, at least near the tips. M vein usually ends near wing tip. Usually with reduced anal lobe of wing and dorsal extension of eyes.

Males often have a notch between abdominal segments 7 and 8. This is also found in Polypedilum of tribe Chironomini, but not in any other Chironomidae.
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