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Polypedilum Group

Genitalia, top view - Endochironomus nigricans - male Dipteran - Stictochironomus Unknown Midge - Endochironomus nigricans - male Cool Fly Thing - Stictochironomus - male Midge - Endochironomus nigricans Midge - male midge - Endochironomus nigricans - male Chironomidae - Polypedilum - male
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 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.