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Genus Jenkinshelea

Biting Midges Genus Jenkinshelea - Jenkinshelea - female Strange Fly - Jenkinshelea albaria - female Texas SE Gulf Coast - Jenkinshelea albaria? - Jenkinshelea - female midge - Jenkinshelea albaria? - Jenkinshelea White Fly - Jenkinshelea - female White Fly - Jenkinshelea - female Gray fly with white wing base - Jenkinshelea albaria
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 Ceratopogonidae (Biting Midges)
Subfamily Ceratopogoninae
Tribe Sphaeromiini
Genus Jenkinshelea
Identification
Female wing very broad at base. Wing with contrasting white base and dark tip.
Remarks
Four species in North America, in two species groups each with a northern and southern species. Larvae are presumably aquatic predators and adults aerial predators, as in related genera.
Print References
Grogan, William L. and Willis W. Wirth. 1977. A revision of the Nearctic species of Jenkinshelea Macfie (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 79:126-141.