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Document Type

Research

Abstract

As defined by Edwards (1929) the genus Tanytarsus differs from Chironomus (Tendipes) in its hairy wings, bare squamae, and the horizontal or indistinct radio-medial cross vein (r-m). However, the status of the genus is very unsatisfactory and a revision of the group and its related genera will probably result in placing the species here described into another genus, probably into more than one genus. Moreover, the group has had little attention in this country and there are few types available for comparison. Under the circumstances any attempt to classify specimens is done subject to future corrections. The assignment of the following described specimens, therefore, to one or the other of the species named by various investigators is strictly provisional. But contributions of this kind are badly needed if eventually someone is to revise the group on a satisfactory basis. The author wishes to thank Dr. Robert L. King at whose suggestion these studies were undertaken at Okoboji in 1939 for his continued interest in the work.

Publication Date

1945

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

52

Issue

1

First Page

451

Last Page

461

Copyright

© Copyright 1945 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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