Micropsectra junci, copyright J. K. Lindsey.

Belongs within: Chironomidae.

The Tanytarsini are a group of non-biting midges with a long first tarsomere on the fore leg and usually with macrotrichia on the wings (Oliver 1981).

Characters (from Oliver 1981): Wing membrane usually with macrotrichia; calypter always without fringe; crossvein r-m nearly parallel to R4+5, and continuous with it, or if oblique, then wing apex truncated; crossvein m-cu absent. First tarsomere of foreleg longer than fore tibia; hind tibia with two combs composed of basally fused spines. Gonostylus fused to gonocoxite and directed backward.

<==Tanytarsini G09
    |--Corynocera ambigua O81, R86
    |--Lenziella cruscula O81
    |--Zavrelia O81
    |--Stempellina bausei O81, R86 [incl. S. montivaga R86]
    |--Lauterbornia O81
    |--Nandeva SA09
    |--Pontomyia SA09
    |--Skutzia SA09
    |--Constempellina SA09
    |--Neostempellina thienemanni SA09, R86
    |--Stempellinella SA09
    |--Neozavrelia luteola SA09
    |--Parapsectra SA09
    |--Sublettea SA09
    |--Virgatanytarsus arduennensis SA09
    |--Rheotanytarsus O81
    |    |--R. calakmulensis SA09
    |    `--R. rhenanus R86
    |--Paratanytarsus O81
    |    |--P. grimmii SA09
    |    `--P. quadratus SA09
    |--Cladotanytarsus O81
    |    |--C. lewisi P09
    |    |--C. mancus D91
    |    `--C. viridiventris O81
    |--Caladomyia SA09
    |    |--C. pistra SA09
    |    `--C. riotarumensis SA09
    |--Tanytarsus SA09
    |    |--T. barbitarsus PH10
    |    |--T. ejuncidus R86
    |    |--T. guatemalensis Sublette & Sasa 1994 SA09
    |    |--T. heusdensis G09
    |    |--T. pallidocornis G09
    |    |--T. pandus SA09
    |    `--T. vespertinus B87
    `--Micropsectra G09
         |--M. atitlanensis Sublette & Sasa 1994 SA09
         |--M. atrofasciata G09
         |--M. bidentata G09
         |--M. junci G09
         |--M. longicrista G09
         |--M. notescens G09
         |--M. pallidula G09
         |--M. schrankelae G09
         `--M. subvirida G09

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B87] Boothroyd, I. K. G. 1987. Taxonomic composition and life cycles of Chironomidae (Diptera) in a northern New Zealand stream. Entomologica Scandinavica Supplement 29: 15–22.

[D91] Davids, C. 1991. Water mites: the impact of larvae and adults on their host and prey populations. In: Dusbábek, F., & V. Bukva (eds) Modern Acarology: Proceedings of the VIII International Congress of Acarology, held in České Budĕjovice, Czechoslovakia, 6–11 August 1990 vol. 1 pp. 497–501. SPB Academic Publishing: The Hague.

[G09] Gerecke, R. 2009. Revisional studies on the European species of the water mite genus Lebertia Neuman, 1880 (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Lebertiidae). Abhandlungen der Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung 566: 1–144.

[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.

[P09] Pape, T. 2009. Economic importance of Diptera. 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. 65–77. Ottawa, NRC Research Press.

[PH10] Pinder, A. M., S. A. Halse, R. J. Shiel & J. M. McRae. 2010. An arid zone awash with diversity: patterns in the distribution of aquatic invertebrates in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 78 (1): 205–246.

[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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