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Genus Dasyhelea

Utah Ceratopogonid - Dasyhelea - female very small fly - Dasyhelea - male Biting Midge - Dasyhelea - female fly - Dasyhelea - male IMG_8766 - Dasyhelea Biting Midge? - Dasyhelea Culicomorpha. Male? - Dasyhelea - male fly - Dasyhelea
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)
Genus Dasyhelea
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
the only member of the subfam. Dasyheleinae(1)
~40 spp. in our area(2), ca. 600 worldwide(1)
Males and most females have flagellomeres "sculptured" instead of cylindrical. R cell ends abruptly, cut off nearly at a right angle mid-wing.
Larva has posterior prolegs (may be difficult to see) and not anterior prolegs.
Eggs are distinctive, bent into a C shape, laid in groups in a gelatinous mass.
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"Similar to Forcipomyia but not so hairy and with characteristic patches on scutum and scutellum." -- comment by Patrycja Dominiak on