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.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1945 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Hauber, U. A.
"Life Histories and Ecology of Iowa Midges (Tendipedidae). I. The Genus Tanytarsus,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 51(1), 451-461.
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