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Species Tanypus neopunctipennis

Chironomid - Tanypus neopunctipennis - male Odd Duck - Tanypus neopunctipennis - female Midge - Tanypus neopunctipennis - male
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 Tanypodinae
Genus Tanypus
No Taxon (subgenus Apelopia)
Species neopunctipennis (Tanypus neopunctipennis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tanypus neopunctipennis Sublette, 1964
Explanation of Names
American midges determined as Tanypus punctipennis Meigen were found not to be that species and were given the name neopunctipennis. Punctipennis refers to the spotted wings; most species in the genus have spots.