Orthocladiinae

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Orthocladiinae
L Orthocladiinae head explained.jpg
Head of an Acricotopus longipalpus larva
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Chironomidae
Subfamily: Orthocladiinae
Lenz, 1921
Genera

Numerous, see text

Cricotopus sp., male on grass

Orthocladiinae is a subfamily of midges in the non-biting midge family (Chironomidae). For lack of a better common name, they are simply referred to as orthoclads.

Genera[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Halvorsen, Godtfred A. (1982). "Saetheriella amplicristata gen. n., sp. n., a new Orthocladiinae (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Tennessee". Aquatic Insects. Taylor & Francis. 4 (3): 131–136. doi:10.1080/01650428209361098. ISSN 1744-4152.