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Bezzia nobilis - female

Bezzia nobilis - Female
Hancock County, Indiana, USA
July 3, 2011
Size: 2.5 mm
Collected at UV light. Ended up with a series of nine specimens.

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Bezzia nobilis - female Fly 02 - Bezzia nobilis - female

Moved from Bezzia. Keys to B. setulosa.

There is no more setulosa
According to the catalog(1) setulosa and barberi are synonyms of Bezzia nobilis.

Thanks John.
for catching that. The catalog listing seems to indicate this may be introduced????

Probably naturally holarctic
Many Chironomidae are holarctic, so why not Ceratopogonidae?

Would make sense

Moved from Ceratopogoninae.

Moved from Flies.

Tried running it thru MoND (1) and came up with Bezzia.

Some characters observed: front femora with several spines ventrally; no spines visible on 5th tarsal segment; cells r1 and r2+3 confluent (as fig 41); claws apparently equal in size; m2 complete; m forking at r-m crossvein.

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