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festivus species group

8004638 - Axarus - female Bug - Axarus Greenish midge - Axarus - female Midge? - Axarus - male Midge - Axarus - female Diptera,Chironomidae - Axarus Axarus - female fruit fly 2 - Axarus - male
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 (Non-biting Midges)
Subfamily Chironominae
Tribe Chironomini
No Taxon (Chironomus group)
Genus Axarus
No Taxon festivus species group
Numbers
Three described species. Two undescribed species known from New England.
Size
Large midges, wing length 3 to 6 mm.
Identification
Males have a beard on the fore tarsi. Females have one black stripe on the thorax instead of three black triangles in the rogersi group.
Range
e. N. Amer. (BG data)
Season
mostly Jun-Aug (BG data)