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subgenus Chaetolabis

Orange form - Chironomus ochreatus - female diptura - Chironomus ochreatus - male Midge from the BG Gathering - Chironomus - female Unknown - Chironomus - female Chironomus subgenus Camptochironomus? - Chironomus - female Chironomus sg Chaetolabis ? - Chironomus - male Chironomus - female Wasp-mimicking(?) midge - Chironomus
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 Chironominae
Tribe Chironomini
No Taxon (Chironomus group)
Genus Chironomus
No Taxon subgenus Chaetolabis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tendipes (Chaetolabis) Townes 1945(1)
Chironomus (Chaetolabis)
Two described nearctic species
Distinguished from other Chironomus by the shining thorax and male genital features.
Eastern USA, southern Canada
Works Cited
1.The Nearctic Species of Tendipedini
Henry K. Townes. 1945. University of Notre Dame.