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Little Chironomidae genus Tanypus ?
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Posted on 04-08-2023 10:24

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I found this little insect at the beginning of August. It was on a mint leaf by a lake in Villeneuve d'Ascq (North of France).
I think it belongs to the Chironomidae family and, on LMDI site, I am suggested Tanypus genus for this insect. Do you think it can actually be this genus ? And can or not a species be considered ?
Thanks in advance.
John Carr
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Tanypus punctipennis (wing spots small and dark; distal tarsomeres darkened)
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Posted on 04-08-2023 14:06

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Thank you very much, John, for your quick reply. I am happy to know the species of the insect in addition to its genus.
Best regards,
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