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Species Glyptotendipes barbipes

Midge - Glyptotendipes barbipes - male Midge - Glyptotendipes barbipes - male Midge - Glyptotendipes barbipes - male Midge - Glyptotendipes barbipes - female Chironomidae: Chironomus? - Glyptotendipes barbipes - male Chironomidae: Chironomus? - Glyptotendipes barbipes - male Midges - Glyptotendipes barbipes - male Brown midge with pale forelegs - Glyptotendipes barbipes - female
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 (Non-biting Midges)
Subfamily Chironominae
Tribe Chironomini
No Taxon (Chironomus group)
Genus Glyptotendipes
Species barbipes (Glyptotendipes barbipes)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chironomus barbipes Staeger, 1839
Glyptotendipes barbipes
Identification
Second segment of fore tarsus shorter than third (male) or equal (female). Fore tarsus of male with long, dense beard.
Range
Holarctic
Habitat
"A species of extremely nutrient rich water bodies, such as sewage lagoons"(1)