Psectrotanypus dyari

Tanypodine Midge

Subfamily Tanypodinae, Chironomidae, Non-biting Midges

Family: Chironomidae

Subfamily: Tanypodinae

Length: fly in photo 4 mm to tip of abdomen


Stone (1965) gave the range of Psectrotanypus dyari as Manitoba to Massachusetts, and south to Missouri and Virginia. He also indicated a disjunct population in Washington and Idaho. The photo at right was taken at Beaver Creek Marsh in Lane County, Oregon. Some on-line postings indicate this species is also found considerably farther south than Stone had indicated.

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