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Biting Midge - Corethrella brakeleyi - female

Biting Midge - Corethrella brakeleyi - Female
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
July 15, 2012
Size: 2mm

Moved from Frog-biting midges.
Moved to species level because a male was taken from the same location the following year.

Moved from Biting Midges.

Seems to have too many veins for Ceratopogonidae. Do you have any more pictures?

Great discovery! These can be hard to find. According to Art Borkent's 2008 paper on Corethrella, this keys out to a female in the Corethrella brakeleyi/condita species complex based on wing banding pattern. Males of these two species can be distinguished but females cannot at this point. Massachusetts is near the northern limit of the known range.

No other pics
I only got this one shot before it flew off.

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