Conchapelopia pallens, copyright Centre for Biodiversity Genomics.

Belongs within: Chironomidae.

The Pentaneurini are a tribe of non-biting midges with a reduced costal vein and cylindrical to comb-like tibial spurs (Oliver 1981).

Characters (from Oliver 1981): Wing with C not produced past R4+5 or produced by less than length of crossvein r-m; cubital fork proximal to or opposite crossvein m-cu. Postanepisternal and katepisternal setae usually absent; postnotal setae always absent. Tibial spurs of hind leg cylindrical to comb-like.

<==Pentaneurini O81
    |--Xenopelopia tincta O81
    |--Arctopelopia O81
    |--Cantopelopia gesta O81
    |--Nilotanypus fimbriatus O81
    |--Guttipelopia O81
    |--Larsia pallens O81
    |--Trissopelopia ogemawi O81
    |--Zavrelimyia bifasciata O81
    |--Krenopelopia narda O81
    |--Monopelopia boliekae O81
    |--Labrundinia longipalpis O81, SA09
    |--Helopelopia cornuticaudata SA09
    |--Meropelopia SA09
    |--Hudsonimyia vittaria [=Pentaneura vittaria] SA09
    |--Denopelopia atria Roback & Rutter 1988 SA09
    |--Thienemannimyia O81
    |    |--T. barberi SA09
    |    `--T. fusciceps O81
    |--Paramerina O81
    |    |--P. fasciata SA09
    |    `--P. smithae SA09
    |--Telopelopia O81
    |    |--T. fascigera R86
    |    `--T. okoboji O81
    |--Ablabesmyia O81
    |    |--A. cinctipes SA09
    |    |--A. costarricensis SA09
    |    `--A. monilis O81
    `--Conchapelopia O81
         |--C. currani O81
         |--C. goniodes O81
         `--C. pallens SA09

*Type species of generic name indicated


[O81] Oliver, D. R. 1981. Chironomidae. In: McAlpine, J. F., B. V. Peterson, G. E. Shewell, H. J. Teskey, J. R. Vockeroth & D. S. Wood (eds) Manual of Nearctic Diptera vol. 1 pp. 423–458. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada.

[R86] Reiss, F. 1986. Erster Nachtrag zur Chironomidenfauna Bayerns (Diptera, Chironomidae). Spixiana 9 (2): 175–178.

[SA09] Spies, M., T. Andersen, J. H. Epler & C. N. Watson Jr. 2009. Chironomidae (non-biting midges). In: Brown, B. V., A. Borkent, J. M. Cumming, D. M. Wood, N. E. Woodley & M. A. Zumbado (eds) Manual of Central American Diptera vol. 1 pp. 437–480. Ottawa, NRC Research Press.

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