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Tribe Pentaneurini

Little spotted midge - Ablabesmyia - female Ablabesmyia - male midge - male Chironomidae - Ablabesmyia annulata Speckled gray midge - Ablabesmyia - female Pale male midge - male Midge - Ablabesmyia - female Ablabesmyia - female
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 (Non-biting Midges)
Subfamily Tanypodinae
Tribe Pentaneurini
Identification
Adult: Crossvein M-Cu intersects Cu shortly after fork. Wing usually hairy. Costa generally not extended past R4+5. R2+3 often shortened or missing. Wings often marked.

Larva: Head ratio 1.7 or greater. No lateral hair fringe on abdomen. No visible teeth in dorsomentum.

Many genera are hard to tell apart, except adult Ablabesmyia are easy to recognize.