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Species Xylotopus par

Xylotopus par - female Midge - Xylotopus par - female Midge - Xylotopus par Midge - Xylotopus par - female Xylotopus par Chironomidae - Xylotopus par - female Fly - Xylotopus par - female Bug - Xylotopus par - 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 Orthocladiinae
No Taxon (Primitive Orthocladiinae)
Genus Xylotopus
Species par (Xylotopus par)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orthocladius par Coquillet 1901
Within the Brillia group the bold yellow and black pattern and large size identify the species.
Larvae are wood miners
Print References
Kaufman, M.G. and R.H. King. 1987. Colonization of wood substrates by the aquatic xylophage Xylotopus par (Diptera: Chironomidae) and a description of its life history. Canadian Journal of Zoology 65: 2280-2286.