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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Chaoborus cooki

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 Chaoboridae (Phantom Midges)
Genus Chaoborus
No Taxon (subgenus Schadonophasma)
Species cooki (Chaoborus cooki)
Explanation of Names
Named after Dr. E. F. Cook
Wings spotted. Wing fringe narrow. Large, relatively dark species. Normally found in small, fishless ponds or temporary water bodies.
Canada (including southern Ontario) and Alaska
Life Cycle
Overwinters as egg, larvae and adults are found in summer
See Also
Chaoborus trivittatus