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rogersi species group

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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 rogersi species group
Two species from southern United States, more tropical.
Female has three black stripes (triangles) on thorax compared to one in festivus group. Males can be identified by genital features.
Most Chironomidae perch with wings not overlapping; the two females so far submitted for this species group have wings overlapping. The subfamily Podonominae, not represented on BugGuide, also perches with wings overlapping.