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Polypedilum Group

Midge IMG_0678 - Phaenopsectra flavipes - male midge - Phaenopsectra obediens - female Phaenopsectra obediens ? - male Green Midge - Endochironomus - female Midge? - male midge - Polypedilum - male midge Black bug with transparent wings - 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 Chironominae
Tribe Chironomini
No Taxon Polypedilum Group
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Alternatively known as the Phaenopsectra group.
Generally defined by fine detail like number of antenna segments and tibial spurs; includes but is not limited to all the hairy-winged Chironomini found in North America.
Include Polypedilum and Endochironomus and relatives.