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Genus Stilobezzia

Predaceous Midge - Stilobezzia beckae - female Nonmetallic green fly with black abdominal accents - Stilobezzia viridis Biting Midge - Stilobezzia - male Stilobezzia viridis? - Stilobezzia viridis - female Some Kinda Midge? - Stilobezzia - female Pennsylvania Diptera for ID - Stilobezzia viridis - male Stilobezzia sp.? - Stilobezzia - female Stilobezzia coquilletti
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 Ceratopogonidae (Biting Midges)
Subfamily Ceratopogoninae
Tribe Ceratopogonini (Predaceous Midges)
Genus Stilobezzia
18 spp. in 3 subgenera in our area(1), ~340 spp. in 4 subgenera worldwide(2)
Characters include M petiolate with long stem, costa extending at least 2/3 length of wing, wing usually with two R cells, legs not swollen, female claws large, adbomen or thorax usually marked. See Wirth 1953 or Wirth and Grogan 1988(3) for full set of characters.
Wings are often spread at rest, unlike other Ceratopogonidae.
much of the world, but mostly palaeotropical(2)
Tribe Certatopogonini is generally predatory on other insects.