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Species Ablabesmyia cinctipes

Pale Texas Midge - Ablabesmyia cinctipes - male Spotted Wing Midge - Ablabesmyia cinctipes - female Spotted Wing Midge ? - Ablabesmyia cinctipes - 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 (Midges)
Subfamily Tanypodinae
Tribe Pentaneurini
Genus Ablabesmyia
No Taxon (subgenus Karelia)
Species cinctipes (Ablabesmyia cinctipes)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pentaneura cinctipes Johannsen 1946
Explanation of Names
Cinctipes means banded feet, in reference to the extra dark stripes on the front leg compared to related species.
Identification
The only Ablabesmyia with more than three dark bands on front tibia.
Range
Southern USA
Habitat
"[Caldwell] found larvae living in a shallow, well-water fed pond with a high pH (7.6-8.8) and conductivity (410-494 μmhos/cm @ 25°C), the highest values published for an Ablabesmyia sp. However, larvae have been collected in Florida from an excavated pond with a conductivity value of 3465 μmhos."(1)