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Genus Palpomyia

Biting midge - Palpomyia rufa - female Black fly with yellow and black legs - Palpomyia - female Midge - Palpomyia - female biting midge - Palpomyia Ceratopogonid female? - Palpomyia - female Ceratopogonid female? - Palpomyia - female Ceratopogoninae, swept from Carex in meadow, Whistler Bioblitz - Palpomyia Ceratopogonid - Palpomyia - 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 Palpomyiini
Genus Palpomyia
Explanation of Names
Palpomyia Meigen, 1818
Numbers
31 spp. in our area(1), ~270 spp. worldwide(2)
Range
worldwide(2)
Food
Females are predatory on swarming insects; larger species catch small mayflies in flight.
Print References
Grogan, W.L., Jr., and W.W. Wirth (1979) The North American predaceous midges of the genus Palpomyia Meigen (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Washington 8: 1-125.