Aquatic Insects of Michigan

by Ethan Bright, Museum of Zoology Insect Division and School of Natural Resources and Environment
University of Michigan

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Chironomidae, Subfamily Chironominae

Species denoted in bold blue have been recorded from Michigan, based on literature records, examined museum specimens or personal collection. Species in normal font are likely to be found in Michigan, based on the species known range. Species denoted with " • " are synonomized with species list directly above it.

Taxa list:

Chironomini

Apedilum Townes, 1945

Apedilum elachistus Townes, 1945 - Oliver et al. 1990
Apedilum subcinctum Townes, 1945 - ONT-CA, NM-FL

Acalcarella Shilova, 1955

Acalcarella sp. - unidentified larvae collected from from unspecified location in Lake Superior (Stroom et al. 2003)

Axarus Roback, 1980

Axarus festivus (Say, 1823) Chironomus - UMMZ-Insect Division
  • Chironomus lineatus Say, 1823
  • Chironomus lineola Say, 1823, emend. Wiedemann, 1828
  • Chironomus lasiomerus Walker, 1848
Axarus scopula (Townes, 1945) Xenochironomus - Townes 1945
Axarus taenionotus (Say, 1823) Chironomus - Oliver et al. 1990

Beckidia Sæther, 1979

Beckidia tethys (Townes, 1945) Harnischia - ON, widespread north, rockies

Benthalia Lipina, 1939

[note: Jon Martin places this species in Benthalia (http://www.genetics.unimelb.edu.au/Martin/NACytfiles/Sp3k.htm)]

Benthalia brunneipennis (Johannsen, 1905) Chironomus - Townes 1945
  • Chironomus brunneipennis Johannsen, 1905
  • Einfeldia brunneipennis (Johannsen, 1905)
Benthalia natchitocheae (Sublette, 1964) Chironomus - Hudson & Bright, in prep.

Chernovskiia Sæther, 1977

Chernovskiia amphitrite (Townes, 1945) Harnischia - widespread
Chernovskiia orbicus (Townes, 1945) Harnischia - widespread

Chironomus Meigen, 1803

Chironomus (Chironomus) anthracinus Zettersted, 1860 - Townes 1945
  • Chironomus rempelii Zetterstedt, 1860
  • Chironomus hyperboreus authors, not Staeger
Chironomus (Chironomus) atrella (Townes, 1945) Tendipes - UMMZ-Insect Division 
Chironomus
(Chironomus) atritibia Malloch, 1934 - ON, widepsread north
Chironomus (Chaetolabis) atroviridis (Townes, 1945) Tendipes - Townes 1945
Chironomus (Chironomus) attenuatus Walker, 1848 - UMMZ-Insect Division, Cook Museum - MSU
  • Chironomus lasiopus Walker, 1848
  • Chironomus reduens Walker, 1856
  • Chironomus decorus Johannsen, 1905
  • Chironomus maturus Johannsen, 1908
  • Chironomus similis Johannsen, 1905
  • Chironomus coyugae Johannsen in Tilbury, 1913
  • Chironomus distinguendus Kieffer, 1917
  • Chironomus bifimbriatus Kieffer, 1922
Chironomus (Chironomus) crassicaudatus Malloch, 1915 - Townes 1945
Chironomus(Chironomus) cucini Webb, 1969 - IN, ON (Oliver et al. 1990), WI (Butler 1987)
Chironomus (Chironomus) decorus Johannsen, 1905 - Townes 1945
  • Chironomus similis Johannsen, 1905
  • Chironomus coyugae Johannsen in Tilbury, 1913
  • Chironomus distinguendus Kieffer, 1917
Chironomus (Chironomus) entis Shobanov, 1989 - MN, WI, widespread (sibling species of C. plumosus (L.), cytologically determined
Chironomus
(unplaced) harti Malloch, 1915 - IL
Chironomus
(Chironomus) hyperboreus Staeger, 1845 - UMMZ-Insect Division
Chironomus
(Chironomus) maturus Johannsen, 1908 - IN, widespread
Chironomus (Chaetolabis) ochreatus (Townes, 1945) Tendipes - Townes 1945
Chironomus (Camptochironomus) pallidivittatus (Malloch, 1915) Chironomus tentans var. pallidivittatus - IL, northwest
Chironomus
(Chironomus) plumosus (Linneaus, 1758) Tipula - Townes 1945
  • Tipula annularis De Geer, 1776
  • Chironomus cristatus Fabricius, 1805
  • Chironomus ferrugineovittatus Zetterstedt, 1850
  •
Chironomus imperator Walley, 1926
Chironomus (Chironomus) prasinus Meigen, 1804 - IN, MN
Chironomus (Chironomus) riparius Meigen, 1804 - Townes 1945
  •
Chironomus albistria Walker, 1848
  • Chironomus serus Malloch, 1915
  • Chironomus militaris Johannsen, 1937
Chironomus (Chironomus) staegeri Lundbeck, 1898 - Townes 1945
Chironomus (Chironomus) stigmaterus Say, 1823 - widespread
Chironomus (Camptochironomus) tentans Fabricius, 1805 - UMMZ-Insect Division
Chironomus (Chironomus) tuxis Curran, 1930 - IL, MN, ON, widespread

Cladopelma Kieffer, 1921

Cladopelma amachaerum (Townes, 1945) Harnischia - IL, MN, OH, ON
Cladopelma collator (Townes, 1945) Harnischia - MN, OH, ON
Cladopelma edwardsi (Kruseman, 1933) Tendipes - Hudson & Bright, in prep.
  • Chironomus (Chironomus) virescens Meigen, 1818 sensu Edwards (1929)
  • Parachironomus edwardsi Kruseman (Brundin (1947).
  • Harnischia (Harnischia) edwardsi (Kruseman) Townes (1945)
  • Chironomus (Cryptochironomus) edwardsi (Kruseman) Sublette (1964).
  • Cryptocladopelma edwardsi (Kruseman) Brundin (1949)
  • Harnischia virescens (Meigen) Wang et al. (1977)
  • Harnischia viridula auct. nec C. viridulum (Linnaeus) Wang et al. (1977)
  • Harnischia (Cryptocladopelma) viridula auctorum nec C. viridulum (Linnaeus)
  • Cladopelma indicum Bhattacharyay, Duta et Chaudhuri, 1985
  • Cryptotendipes fujiquartus Sasa, 1985
  • Cladopelma fujiquarta Sasa, 1993
  • Cryptotendipes sibaabeus Sasa, Sumita et Suzuki, 1999
  • Cryptotendipes inawaabeus Sasa, Kitami et Suzuki, 1999
  • Harnischia daitoheia Sasa et Suzuki, 2001
  • Harnischia ginzandeeus Sasa et Suzuki, 2001
  • Harnischia inadeeus Sasa, Kitami et Suzuki, 2001
  • Harnischia sibacedea Sasa, Sumita et Suzuki, 1999
  • Harnischia simantocedea Sasa, Suzuki et Sakai, 1998
Cladopelma galeator (Townes, 1945) Harnischia - OH, widespread
Cladopelma viridulum (Linnaeus, 1767) Tipula - Cook Collection, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Chironomus (Harnischia) viridulus (Linnaeus) Goetghebuer (1928)
  • Chironomus (Chironomus) viridulus (Linnaeus) Edwards (1929)
  • Chironomus (Cryptochironomus) viridulus Fabricius, 1805 Tokunaga (1940)
  • Harnischia (Harnischia) viridulus (Linnaeus) Townes (1945)
  • Cryptocladopelma viridula (Linnaeus) Reiss (1968)
  • Cladopelma viridula (Linnaeus) Yamamoto (1997)
  • Cladopelma viridulum (Linnaeus) Spies & Sæther (2004)

Cryptochironomus Kieffer, 1918

Cryptochironomus blarina Townes, 1945 - AB-ONT, MN-NY, s. to FL, OH
Cryptochironomus conus Mason, 1986 - SK-ONT, OH
Cryptochironomus curryi Mason 1986 - Saether 2009; Curry 1958 (as C. fulvus)
  • Cryptochironomus fulvus (Johannsen, 1905), in Curry 1958
Cryptochironomus digitatus (Malloch, 1915) Chironomus - Townes 1945
Cryptochironomus fulvus (Johannsen, 1905) Chironomus - Townes 1945, UMMZ-Insect Division
  • Chironomus mallochi Kieffer, 1919
  • Chironomus parvilamellatus Malloch, 1915
Cryptochironomus ponderosus (Sublette, 1964) Chironomus - SK-OH, s. to SC
Cryptochironomus psittacinus (Meigen, 1830) Chironomus - Townes 1945
  • Chironomus stylifera Johannsen, 1908
  • Chironomus obtusilobus Malloch, 1923
  • Chironomus farinalis Walley, 1926
Cryptochironomus scimitarus Townes, 1945 - Townes 1945
Cryptochironomus sorex Townes, 1945 - Oliver et al. 1990
Cryptochironomus stylifera Johannsen, 1908 - Townes 1945

Cryptotendipes Lenz, 1941

Cryptotendipes casuarius (Townes, 1945) Harnischia - ON, widespread
Cryptotendipes darbyi (Sublette), 1960 Tendipes - OH, widespread
Cryptotendipes emorsus (Townes, 1945) Harnischia - OH, widespread eastern NA
Cryptotendipes pseudotener Goetghebuer, 1922 - Oliver et al. 1990

Cyphomella Sæther, 1977

Cyphomella grisea (Malloch, 1915) Chironomus - Oliver et al. 1990

Demeijerea Kruseman, 1933

Demeijerea atrimana (Coquillett, 1902) Chironomus - Cook Collection, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan
Demeijerea brachialis (Coquillett, 1901) Chironomus - Cook Collection, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan
Demeijerea obreptus (Townes, 1945) Glyptochironomus - UMMZ-Insect Division

Demicryptochironomus Lenz, 1941

Demicryptochironomus (Irmakia) cuneatus (Townes, 1945) Harnischia - Cook Collection, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan
Demicryptochironomus (Irmakia) fastigatus (Townes, 1945) Harnischia - Oliver et al. 1990

Dicrotendipes Kieffer, 1913

Dicrotendipes botaurus (Townes, 1945) Tendipes - Townes 1945
Dicrotendipes fumidus
(Johannsen, 1906) Chironomus - Townes 1945
  •
Chironomus incognitus Malloch, 1915
Dicrotendipes leucoscelis
(Townes, 1945) Tendipes - Townes 1945
Dicrotendipes lobiger
(Kieffer, 1921) Limnochironomus - Townes 1945
Dicrotendipes lucifer (Johannsen, 1907) Chironomus - OH, widespread
  • Chironomus indistinctus Malloch, 1915
Dicrotendipes milleri (Townes, 1945) Tendipes - Townes 1945
Dicrotendipes modestus
(Say, 1823) Chironomus - Townes 1945
Dicrotendipes neomodestus
(Malloch, 1915) Chironomus - Townes 1945
  •
Chironomus tenellus authors, not Zetterstedt
Dicrotendipes nervosus
(Staeger, 1839) Chironomus - Townes 1945
  • Chironomus brevitibialis Zetterstedt, 1850
Dicrotendipes tritomus (Kieffer, in Thienemann & Kieffer), 1916 Chironomus - AK-NH, s. to LA-FL, OH
  • Chironomus incurvus Sublette, 1946

Einfeldia Kieffer, 1924

Einfeldia chelonia (Townes, 1945) Tendipes - OH, widespread east USA
Einfeldia pagana (Meigen, 1838) Chironomus - Oliver et al. 1990
  • Einfeldia synchrona Oliver, 1971

Endochironomus Kieffer, 1918

Endochironomus nigricans (Johannsen, 1905) Chironomus - Townes 1945, Grodhaus 1987
Chironomus johnsoni Kieffer, 1906a (n. nam. for Chironomus albipennis Meigen of Johnson, 1900, nom. nud.).
Chironomus albipennis authors, not Meigen
Endochironomus subtendens
(Townes, 1945) Tanytarsus - Townes 1945

Gillotia Kieffer, 1921

Gillotia alboviridis (Malloch, 1915) Chironomus - IL, OH (maybe extreme s. LP)

Glyptotendipes Kieffer, 1913

Glyptotendipes amplus Townes, 1945 - widespread north
Glyptotendipes barbipes (Staeger, 1839) Chironomus - Townes 1945
Glyptotendipes dreisbachi Townes 1945 - Townes 1945
Glyptotendipes lobiferus (Say, 1823) Chironomus - Townes 1945
  • Chironomus ithacanensis Johannsen, 1908
  • Glyptotendipes americanus Kieffer, 1917
Glyptotendipes meridionalis Dendy & Sublette, 1959 - OH, widespread
Glyptotendipes paripes (Edwards, 1929) Chironomus - Townes 1945
Glyptotendipes senilis (Johannsen, 1937) Chironomus - Townes 1945
Glyptotendipes unacus Townes 1945 - widespread north

Goeldichironomus Fittkau, 1965

Goeldichironomus holoprasinus (Goeldi, 1905) Chironomus - OH, widespread
  • Chironomus fulvipilus Rempel, 1939

Harnischia Kieffer, 1921

Harnischia cutilamellata (Malloch, 1915) Chironomus - Malloch 1915

Hyporhygma Reiss, 1982

Hyporhygma quadripunctatum (Malloch, 1915) Chironomus - Cook Collection, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan

Kiefferulus Goetghebuer, 1922

Kiefferulus (Kiefferulus) dux (Johannsen, 1905) Chironomus - Townes 1945, UMMZ-Insect Division

Kloosia Kruseman, 1933

Kloosia sp. - larvae collected from from unspecified location in Lake Superior (Stroom et al. 2003)

Lauterborniella Thienemann and Bause, 1913

Lauterborniella agrayloides (Kieffer, 1911) Tanytarsus - Hudson & Bright, in prep.

Lipiniella Shilova, 1961

Lipiniella sp. - unidentified larvae collected from from unspecified location in Lake Superior (Stroom et al. 2003)

Microchironomus Kieffer, 1918

Microchironomus nigrovittatus (Malloch, 1915) Chironomus - IL, widespread

Microtendipes Kieffer, 1915

Microtendipes caducus Townes, 1945 - Townes 1945
Microtendipes caelum Townes, 1945 - OH, ON, northeast
Microtendipes pedellus (De Geer, 1776) Tipula - Townes 1945
  • Chironomus fascipes Coquillett, 1908
  • Chironomus deflexa Walley, 1926

Nilothauma Kieffer, 1921

Nilothauma babiyi (Rempel, 1937) Chironomus - Townes 1945
Nilothauma bicorne (Townes, 1945) Kribioxenus - Cook Collection, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan
Nilothauma mirabile (Townes, 1945) Kribioxenus - Hudson & Bright, in prep.

Omisus Townes, 1945

Omisus pica Townes, 1945 - widespread

Pagastiella Brundin, 1949

Pagastiella ostansa (Webb, 1969) Paralauterborniella - ON, widespread [note: larvae of what is probably this species have been collected from Lake Huron by P. Hudson; however, without adult association, a definite species record is not yet possible]

Parachironomus Lenz, 1921

Parachironomus abortivus (Malloch, 1915) Chironomus - IL, ON, widespread
Parachironomus carinatus (Townes, 1945) Harnischia - OH, widespread
Parachironomus forceps (Townes, 1945) Harnischia - Townes
Parachironomus frequens (Johannsen, 1905) Chironomus - Townes
Parachironomus hazelriggi Spies, 2000 - OH, widespread, principally south
Parachironomus hirtalatus (Beck & Beck, 1964) Chironomus - IL, east
Parachironomus monochromus (Wulp, 1874) Chironomus - Oliver
Parachironomus pectinatellae (Dendy & Sublette, 1959) Tendipes - IL, east
Parachironomus potamogeti (Townes, 1945) Harnischia - Cook Collection, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan
Parachironomus tenuicaudatus (Malloch, 1915) Chironomus - Cook Collection, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan
Parachironomus varus (Goetghebuer, 1921) Chironomus - widespread north

Paracladopelma Harnisch, 1923

Paracladopelma galaptera (Townes, 1945) Harnischia - Townes, 1945
Paracladopelma loganae Beck & Beck, 1969 - KS-OH, s. to MS-FL
Paracladopelma nais (Townes, 1945) Harnischia - Townes 1945
Paracladopelma nereis (Townes, 1945) Harnischia - Townes 1945
Paracladopelma undine (Townes, 1945) Harnischia - Cook Collection, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan
Paracladopelma rolli (Chernovskij, 1949) Cryptochironomus - Winnell & White, 1985
Paracladopelma winnelli Jackson, 1977 - Jackson, 1977

Paralauterborniella Lenz, 1941

Paralauterborniella nigrohalteralis (Malloch, 1915) Chironomus - Townes 1945

Paratendipes Kieffer, 1911

Paratendipes albimanus (Meigen, 1818) Chironomus - Townes 1945
Paratendipes basidens Townes, 1945 - widespread
Paratendipes duplicatus (Johannsen, 1937) Chironomus - Townes 1945
Paratendipes nitidulus
(Coquillett, 1901) Chironomus - Oliver et al. 1990
Paratendipes subaequalis (Malloch, 1915) Chironomus - OH, widespread

Phaenopsectra Kieffer, 1921

Phaenopsectra dyari (Townes, 1945) Tanytarsus - OH, widespread
Phaenopsectra flavipes (Meigen, 1818) Chironomus - Cook Collection, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan
Phaenopsectra obediens (Johannsen, 1905) Tanytarsus - UMMZ-Insect Division; Cook Collection, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan
Phaenopsectra punctipes (Wiedemann), 1817 Chironomus - Cook Collection, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan

Polypedilum Kieffer, 1913

Polypedilum (Tripodura) acifer Townes, 1945 - Townes 1945
Polypedilum (Polypedilum) albicorne (Meigen, 1838) Chironomus - Cook Collection, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Polypedilum nigritum Townes, 1945
Polypedilum (Tripodura) albinodus Townes, 1945 - IL, OH, ON, widespread
Polypedilum (Polypedilum) angustum Townes 1945 - Hudson & Bright, in prep.
Polypedilum (Polypedilum) artifer (Curran, 1930) Chironomus - Cook Collection, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan
Polypedilum (Polypedilum) atrichon Maschwitz, 2000 (in Maschwitz & Cook 2000) - MN, ON
Polypedilum (Polypedilum) aviceps Townes, 1945 - OH, ON, widespread
Polypedilum (Polypedilum) bergi Maschwitz, 2000 (in Maschwitz & Cook 2000) - Maschwitz and Cook, 2000
Polypedilum (Polypedilum) braseniae
(Leathers), 1922 Chironomus - Cook Collection, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan; Otsego Co., Perch Lake - EB pers. obs.)
Polypedilum (Polypedilum) calopterum (Mitchell, 1908) Chironomus - Townes 1945
  • Polypedilum walleyi Townes, 1945
Polypedilum (Polypedilum) cinctum Townes, 1945 - widespread middle latitudes
Polypedilum (Uresipedilum) convictum (Walker, 1856) Chironomus - Cook Collection, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan
Polypedilum (Tripodura) digitifer Townes, 1945 - Cook Collection, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan
Polypedilum (Polypedilum) fallax (Johannsen, 1905) Chironomus - Townes 1945
Polypedilum (Polypedilum) flavum (Johannsen, 1905) Chironomus - Townes 1945
  •
Chironomus flaviventris Johannsen, 1907
  • Polypedilum obtusum Townes, 1945
Polypedilum (Tripodura) gomphus Townes, 1945 - ON, widespread
Polypedilum (Polypedilum) griseopunctatum (Malloch, 1915) - OH
Polypedilum (Tripodura) halterale (Coquillett, 1901) Chironomus - Townes 1945
  •
Chironomus griseopunctatus Malloch, 1915
  • Polypedilum digitifer Townes, 1945
  •
Polypedilum simulans Townes, 1945
Polypedilum (Polypedilum) illinoense
(Malloch, 1915) Chironomus - Townes 1945
Polypedilum (Polypedilum) laetum (Meigen, 1818) Chironomus - widespread
Polypedilum (Polypedilum) nubeculosum
(Meigen, 1904) Chironomus - Cook Collection, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan
Polypedilum (Polypedilum) newaygo Taber, 2009 - Taber 2009
Polypedilum (Polypedilum) nymphaeorum
Maschwitz, 2000 (in Maschwitz & Cook 2000) - Maschwitz & Cook 2000
Polypedilum
(Uresipedilum) obtusum
Townes, 1945 - Cook Collection, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan
Polypedilum (Polypedilum) ontario (Walley, 1926) Chironomus - OH, ON, widespread
  • Chironomus hirtipes Mitchell, 1908
Polypedilum (Polypedilum) ophioides Townes, 1945 - Townes 1945
Polypedilum (Polypedilum) pedatum Townes, 1945 - Townes 1945
Polypedilum (Polypedilum) pedestre (Meigen, 1830) Chironomus - widespread
Polypedilum (Tripodura) scalaenum (Schrank, 1803) Tipula - Townes 1945
  • Chironomus needhamii Johannsen, 1908
Polypedilum (Pentapedilum) sordens (Johannsen, 1905) Tanytarsus - Townes 1945
Polypedilum (Pentapedilum) tritum (Walker, 1856) Chironomus - Hudson & Bright, in prep.
  • Polypedilum albulum Townes, 1945
Polypedilum (Polypedilum) trigonus Townes, 1945 - Townes 1945
Polypedilum (Polypedilum) tuberculum Maschwitz, 2000 (in Maschwitz & Cook 2000) - MN, WI
Polypedilum (Polypedilum) vibex Townes, 1945 - ON, widespread
Polypedilum (Polypedilum) walleyi Townes, 1945 - ON

Robackia Sæther, 1977

Robackia claviger (Townes, 1945) Harnischia - IN, widespread
Robackia demeijerei (Kruseman, 1933) Tendipes - (Winnell & White 1985)
Robackia pilicauda Sæther, 1977 - Oliver & Dillon, 1994

Saetheria Jackson, 1977

Saetheria tylus (Townes, 1945) Harnischia - (Winnell & White 1985)

Sergentia Kieffer, 1922

Sergentia coracina (Zetterstedt, 1850) Chironomus - IN, MN, OH, ON, WI (widespread north)

Stelechomyia Reiss, 1982

[larvae live on submersed wood]
Stelechomyia perpulchra
(Mitchell, 1908) Chironomus - UMMZ-Insect Division

Stenochironomus Kieffer, 1919

[larvae are wood miners, pupae found in the longitudinal chambers made by larvae]
Stenochironomus cinctus
Townes, 1945 - Hudson & Bright, in prep.
  • Stenochironomus aestivalis Townes, 1945
Stenochironomus
(Stenochironomus) hilaris (Walker, 1848) Chironomus - Townes 1945
  • Chironomus taeniapennis Coquillett, 1901
  • Chironomus nephopterus Mitchell, 1908
  • Chironomus exquistus Mitchell, 1908
  • Chironomus zonopterus Mitchell, 1908
Stenochironomus (Stenochironomus) macateei (Malloch, 1915) Chironomus - Hudson & Bright, in prep.
Stenochironomus (Stenochironomus) poecilopterus (Mitchell, 1908) Chironomus - Cook Collection, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan
Stenochironomus (Stenochironomus) pulchripennis (Coquillett, 1902) Chironomus - Oliver et al. 1990

Stictochironomus Kieffer, 1919

Stictochironomus annulicrus (Townes, 1945) Tanytarsus - OH, ON, widespread
Stictochironomus devinctus (Say, 1829) Chironomus - Townes 1945
  • Chironomus compes Coquillett, 1908
  • Chironomus ornatipes Kieffer, 1917
Stictochironomus marmoreus (Townes, 1945) Tanytarsus - Cook Collection, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan
Stictochironomus palliatus (Coquillett, 1902) Chironomus - WI, widespread e. 1/2 temperate NA
Stictochironomus varius (Townes, 1945) Tanytarsus - Townes 1945

Tribelos Townes, 1945

Tribelos atrum (Townes, 1945) Tanytarsus - Grodhaus 1987
Tribelos fuscicorne
(Walker, 1848) Tanytarsus - Townes 1945
Tribelos jucundus (Walker, 1848) Tanytarsus - UMMZ-Insect Division
  • Chironomus dimorphus Malloch, 1915
  • Chironomus fusciventris Malloch, 1915
  • Tanytarsus protextus Townes, 1945

Xenochironomus Kieffer, 1921

Xenochironomus xenolabis (Kieffer, in Thienemann & Kieffer, 1916) Chironomus - Pat Hudson, pers. comm. 2011

Zavreliella Kieffer, 1920

Zavreliella varipennis (Coquillett, 1902) Chironomus - Oliver et al. 1990

Pseudochironomini

Pseudochironomus Malloch, 1915

Pseudochironomus anas Townes, 1945 - Cook Collection, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan
Pseudochironomus articaudus
Sæther, 1977 - ON, widespread north
Pseudochironomus banski Townes, 1945 - Cook Collection, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan
Pseudochironomus chen Townes, 1945 - ON, widespread
Pseudochironomus fulviventris (Johannsen, 1905) Chironomus - Townes 1945
Pseudochironomus julia (Curran, 1930) Orthocladius - Oliver et al. 1990
  • Pseudochironomus aix Townes, 1945
Pseudochironomus middledauffi Townes, 1945 - Cook Collection, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan
Pseudochironomus netta Townes 1945 - Townes 1945
Pseudochironomus pseudoviridis (Malloch, 1915) Chironomus - Cook Collection, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan
Pseudochironomus rex Hauber, 1947 -  MB-FL, OH, widespread
Pseudochironomus richardsoni Malloch, 1915 - OH, ON, widespread

Tanytarsini

Cladotanytarsus Kieffer, 1921 (Tribe Tanytarsini)

Cladotanytarsus aeiparthenus Bilyj, 1989 - ONT
Cladotanytarsus daviesi Bilyj, 1989 - ONT
Cladotanytarsus elaensis Bilyj, 1989 - Hudson & Bright, in prep.
Cladotanytarsus fusiformis Bilyj, 1989 - ONT, OH
Cladotanytarsus muricatus Bilyj, 1989 - ONT
Cladotanytarsus pinnaticornis Bilyj, 1989 - ONT
Cladotanytarsus tribelus Bilyj, 1989 - ONT
Cladotanytarsus viridiventris (Malloch, 1915) Tanytarsus - Malloch, 1915

Constempellina Brundin, 1947 (Tribe Tanytarsini)

Constempellina breviscosta (Edwards), 1937 Tanytarsus - widespread north

Micropsectra Kieffer, 1909 (Tribe Tanytarsini)

Micropsectra connexa (Kieffer), 1906 Chironomus - ON, widespread north
  • Chironomus brunneus Walker, 1848
Micropsectra dives (Johannsen, 1905) Tanytarsus - OH, WI
Micropsectra nigripila (Johannsen, 1905) Tanytarsus - Cook Collection, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan
Micropsectra polita (Malloch, 1915) Tanytarsus - IL, widespread
Micropsectra recurvata Goetghebuer, 1928 - widespread east
Micropsectra xantha (Roback), 1955 Calopsectra - Hudson & Bright, in prep.

Neostempellina (Tribe Tanytarsini)

Neostempellina reissi Caldwell, 2000 - OH (expect in s. Michigan in sand substrates of springruns and 1st order streams)

Paratanytarsus Thienemann and Bause, 1913 (Tribe Tanytarsini)

Paratanytarsus bowlini (author) - OH
Paratanytarsus dissimilis (Johannsen, 1905) Tanytarsus - ON, widespread
  • Paratanytarsus confusus Palmén
Paratanytarsus dubius (Malloch, 1915) Tanytarsus - IL
Paratanytarsus grimmii (Schneider), 1885 Chironomus - ON, widespread north
  • Tanytarsus boiemicus Bause, 1913
Paratanytarsus inopertus (Walker, 1856) Chironomus - WI
Paratanytarsus similatus (Malloch, 1915) Tanytarsus - WI
Paratanytarsus spencei (author) - OH
Paratanytarsus sp. nov. (Bolton et al.) - WI (expect in MI in cool springs)

Rheotanytarsus Thienemann and Bause, 1913 (Tribe Tanytarsini)

[Note: This genus requires serious revision. Torbjørn Ekrem and Lisa Stur in Norway (based on material examined by James Sublette) will be describing a large number of new species from North America, a number of which occur in our region.]
Rheotanytarsus exiguus (Johannsen, 1905) Tanytarsus - (EB, pers. obs.)
Rheotanytarsus pellucidus (Walker, 1848) Chironomus - (EB, pers. obs.)
  • Stempellinella distinctissimus Brundin, 1947
  • Rheotanytarsus distinctissimus (Brundin), Lehmann 1970

Stempellina Thienemann and Bause, 1913 (Tribe Tanytarsini)

[note: larvae of the very distinctive Stempellina have been collected from several sites in Michigan, although none yet have been associated to a species]
Stempellina ranota Webb, 1969 - ON
Stempellina rodesta Webb, 1969 - ON

Stempellinella Brundin, 1947 (Tribe Tanytarsini)

Stempellinella boltoni Ekrem, 2007- OH
Stempellinella edwardsi
Spies & Sæther, 2004 - Ekrem 2007
  • Tanytarsus (Stempellina) minor Edwards, 1929
  • Tanytarsus (Stempellina) minusculus Edwards, 1929
Stempellinella fimbriata Ekrem, 2007 - Ekrem 2007 [note: Ekrem 2007 indicates that all specimens from North America identified as S. brevis are S. fimbriata]
Stempellinella leptocelloides (Webb, 1969) Stempellina - MN, OH

Tanytarsus Wulp, 1874 (Tribe Tanytarsini)

[note: this genus is undergoing a thorough review by Dr. Ekrem (Bergen) and Dr. and Mrs. Sublette (Tuscon); a recent review of several species groups has recently been published]
Tanytarsus acifer Ekrem, Sublette & Sublette, 2003 - Ekrem et al. 2003
Tanytarsus aigos Ekrem, Sublette & Sublette, 2003 - Ekrem et al. 2003
Tanytarsus
nr. angulatus Kawai, 1991 - OH, widespread (see note in Ekrem et al. 2003, p. 279-280)
Tanytarsus boltoni
Ekrem, Sublette & Sublette, 2003 - OH
Tanytarsus brundini
Lindeberg, 1963 - Hudson & Bright, in prep.
Tanytarsus buckleyi
Sublette, 1964 - Hudson & Bright, in prep.
Tanytarsus confusus Malloch, 1915 - Ekrem et al. 2003
Tanytarsus dactylus (author) - OH
Tanytarsus dendyi Sublette, 1964 - OH, widespread south, maybe s. LP
Tanytarsus dispar Lindeberg, 1967 - widespread north, Holarctic, may be synonym of Tanytarsus lestagei (see note in Ekrem et al. 2003, p, 305)
Tanytarsus fatigans
Johannsen, 1905 - widespread
Tanytarsus glabrescens Edwards, 1929 - IL
Tanytarsus guerlus (Roback, 1957) Calopsectra - IL, OH, MN, widespread
Tanytarsus inaequalis Goetghebuer, 1921 - Hudson & Bright, in prep.
Tanytarsus lestagei Goetghebuer, 1922 - OH, widespread
Tanytarsus lobiger Ekrem, Sublette & Sublette, 2003 - Ekrem et al. 2003
Tanytarsus martini Ekrem, Sublette & Sublette, 2003 - Ekrem et al. 2003
Tanytarsus mendax Kieffer, 1925 - MN, OH, ON, widespread
  • Tanytarsus holochlorus Edwards, 1929
  • Tanytarsus xanthus Sublette, 1964
Tanytarsus messersmithi Ekrem, Sublette & Sublette, 2003 - MN, OH, widespread
Tanytarsus muticus
Johannsen, 1925 - IL, OH, WI
Tanytarsus neoflavellus Malloch, 1915 - Ekrem et al. 2003
Tanytarsus occultus Brundin, 1949 - WI, mainly west Palearctic but also northeastern Nearctic
Tanytarsus seppi Ekrem, Sublette & Sublette, 2003 - OH, ON, widespread
Tanytarsus volgensis Miseiko, 1967 - Palearctic and Nearctic, widespread
Tanytarsus wirthi Ekrem, Sublette & Sublette, 2003 - IL, MN, OH, widespread

Zavrelia Kieffer, Thienemann & Bause in Bause (1913) (Tribe Tanytarsini)

Zavrelia aristata Ekrem & Stur, 2009 - OH (in Ekrem & Stur, 2009)

 

Page edits:

October 26, 2011 - updated synonomyns for Cladopelma edwardsi and Cladopelma viridulum, also Michigan record (Hudson & Bright, in prep.)
October 24, 2011 - Changed Polypedilum convictum (Walker, 1856) from subgenus Tripodura Townes to Uresipedilum Oyewo et Sæther, reflecting Sæther et al. 2010. The problems with Polypedilum Kieffer (Diptera: Chironomidae), with the description of Probolum subgen. n. Zootaxa 2497: 1–36. (EB)

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