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Genus Microtendipes

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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 (Midges)
Subfamily Chironominae
Tribe Chironomini
No Taxon (Lauterborniella group)
Genus Microtendipes
Numbers
Four described species. Epler(1) reports two undescribed species from the Southeast and notes that the genus needs revision.
Identification
Backward-directed patch of hairs on male front femur (unique in tribe). Very few if any acrostichal hairs. Male flagellum 13-segmented. R1 and R2+3 very close.