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Odd Duck - Tanypus neopunctipennis - female

Odd Duck - Tanypus neopunctipennis - Female
Stonecoal Wildlife Management Area, Lewis County, West Virginia, USA
June 23, 2005
Look at those huge legs, especially the rear ones!

Moved from subgenus Apelopia.

The other species of the subgenus should not be found in West Virginia.

Moved from Tanypus.

Moved from Midges.

Many (most? all?) of the brown spotted midges are subfamily Tanypodinae but I would need a better look at wing veins to check against the key.

In particular, the wing spot pattern is similar to Tanypus

Tanypus (Apelopia)
I'm convinced now this is Tanypus subgenus Apelopia.


Moved from Flies.

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