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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Nematocera
Infraorder: Culicomorpha
Superfamily: Chironomoidea
Family: Chironomidae
Subfamily: Chironominae
Tribe: Chironomini
Genus: Cladopelma
Kieffer, 1921

Cladopelma is a genus of non-biting midges in the subfamily Chironominae and tribe [(Chironomini)] of the bloodworm family Chironomidae. Species are distributed world-wide (Cranston et al. 1989, Yan et al. 2008), with species represented in the Palaearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Sino-Indian, and Austroasian regions.



  • Cranston P.S., M.E. Dillon, L.C.V. Pinder and F. Reiss. 1989. The adult males of Chironominae (Diptera: Chironomidae) of the Holarctic region - keys and diagnoses, p. 353-502 in Wiederholm, T. (Ed.), Chironomidae of the Holarctic region. Keys and diagnoses. Part 3 Adult males. Entomologica Scandinavica (suppl.) 34: 1-532.
  • Yan C., Z. Jin, and X. Wang. 2008. Cladopelma Kieffer from the Sino-Indian Region (Diptera: Chironomidae). Zootaxa 1916: 44–56.