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Lauterborniella group

Crane? - Microtendipes - female Crane? - Microtendipes - female midge - Microtendipes - female Reddish Mosquito - female black midge with golden wings - female Midge - Microtendipes - female Midge? walking on a leaf - Paratendipes albimanus - female Chironomini - Paratendipes albimanus - 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 (Midges)
Subfamily Chironominae
Tribe Chironomini
No Taxon Lauterborniella group
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cranston et al. (2012) suggest the name "Microtendipes group."
Probably about 20 species in America north of Mexico but the largest two genera need to be revised.
This informal group contains some of the "primitive" genera of Chironomini. Based on molecular evidence these genera may be more closely related to Tanytarsini than other Chironomini.
Print References
CRANSTON, P. S., HARDY, N. B. and MORSE, G. E. (2012), A dated molecular phylogeny for the Chironomidae (Diptera). Systematic Entomology, 37: 172–188. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2011.00603.x