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Genus Telmatogeton

Nematocera? - Telmatogeton alaskensis - male Nematocera? - Telmatogeton alaskensis Beach Fly 1 - Telmatogeton - male - female Intertidal midge - Telmatogeton Fly with long legs climbing up the cliff, falls but continues on - Telmatogeton japonicus Fly on seaweed - Telmatogeton japonicus Midge Maybe? - Telmatogeton japonicus - male Midge Maybe? - Telmatogeton japonicus - male
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 (Midges)
Subfamily Telmatogetoninae
Genus Telmatogeton
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Includes species formerly placed in Paraclunio.
Identification
Distinguished from closest relatives by trilobed fifth tarsomeres and lack of acrostichal bristles. Male and female both have short antennae with few hairs. Wing lacking vein R2+3.
Range
Native range in North America limited to Pacific coast. The introduced T. japonicus is now found along most of the Atlantic coast.
Habitat
Rocky marine shores worldwide; fast moving fresh water in Hawaii
Food
Adults are short-lived and may not feed. Larvae eat algae.