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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Chironomidae
Subfamily: Orthocladiinae
Genus: Platysmittia
Saether, 1982
Type species
P. fimbriata
Saether, 1982

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Platysmittia is a genus of midges in the non-biting midge family (Chironomidae).

Only two species are known. P. fimbriata is recorded from Tennessee and North Carolina. P. bilyji is known from Pennsylvania and Maryland,[1]

Larvae of the two species can be told apart by the longer 4th antennal segment in P. bilyji.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d Epler, John H. (2001). "Identification Manual for the Larval Chironomidae (Diptera) of North and South Carolina" (Pdf). Environmental Sciences Section. Raleigh, NC, USA: NC Division of Water Quality. 7: 1–164.