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Species Clinohelea currei

Biting Midge - Clinohelea currei - female Leaf midge - Clinohelea currei - female Leaf midge - Clinohelea currei - female Clinohelea bimaculata? - Clinohelea currei Clinohelea bimaculata? - Clinohelea currei Biting Midge Clinohelea currei - Clinohelea currei - female biting midge - Clinohelea currei - female
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 Ceratopogonidae (Biting Midges)
Subfamily Ceratopogoninae
Tribe Heteromyiini
Genus Clinohelea
Species currei (Clinohelea currei)
Identification
"Distinguished from all other Nearctic Clinohelea by the following combination of characters: fore 5th tarsomere with pale band longer than width of 5th tarsomere; wing with infuscation centered over 1st radial cell or entirely infuscated." -- Grogan and Wirth 1976 (see genus page)
Range
"This species is primarily northern in distribution, occurring from Alaska and California to Newfoundland. Only a single female is presently known from Florida."(1)
Habitat
"This species inhabits swampy habitats and is often found with C. bimaculata, although usually not as common." Wirth and Grogan 1979
Works Cited
1.An Annotated Checklist of the Ceratopogonidae (Diptera) of Florida with a New Synonymy
Wilkening, Alan J., Kline, Daniel L. and Wirth, Willis W. 1985. Florida Entomologist.