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Stenochironomus gibbus (male)? NL
Reindert van Eekelen
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Posted on 09-07-2022 00:41
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Yesterday I saw this Chironomid in Nieuwegein (The Netherlands) and I think it might be a male Stenochironomus gibbus. Since most pictures I can find are of females I'm not completely sure though. Can somebody perhaps confirm the ID?

Thanks in advance,
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John Carr
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According to Borkent's revision, only three species of Stenochironomus are known from Europe: S. hibernicus with pale wings, S. gibbus with a median band and small apical band, and S. fascipennis with a median band and large apical dark band (entering cells r3 and cua1).

The genus is much more speciose in Japan and the Americas.
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Posted on 09-07-2022 11:16
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Thanks for your reply and the information John.
So since this is clearly not hibernicus or fascipennis, it should be gibbus I guess...?

Kind regards,
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