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Net-winged Midge - Agathon comstocki - male

Net-winged Midge - Agathon comstocki - Male
Sierra City, Sierra County, California, USA
June 26, 2006

Moved from Agathon.

Agathon comstocki (Kellogg)
from the size and placement of the R3 vein

Moved from Net-winged Midges.

First for Bugguide
This is a net winged midge, family Bephariceridae. Notice the M2 vein that is hanging in the open and the large anal lobe of the wing (also, crane flies have two anal veins). This looks like an Agathon sp., but it could also be Bibiocephala, both of which have 4 radial veins. Great picture!

Thanks Matt!! It's nice to get something new, and it helps when the insect is sitting still with a good background.

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