Taxon profile


winter gnat
Trichocera Meigen, 1803

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Diptera - true flies, mosquitoes and gnats »  family Trichoceridae

Scientific synonyms

Cladoneura Scudder, 1894
Kawasemyia Alexander, 1952
Ptilocera Gistl, 1848 nec Wiedemann, 1820
Taricheutes Gistel, 1848
Trichocerodes Brèthes, 1925
Trichoptera Strobl, 1880 nec Meigen, 1803
Melasina auct. (misspelling) m
Tricocera (Meigen) Rondani, 1856 (misspelling) m
Atractocera Meigen, 1803 (suppressed name) supp.
Melusina Meigen, 1800 (suppressed name) supp.

Included taxa

Number of records: 28

subgenus Metatrichocera Dahl, 1966
subgenus Saltrichocera Krzeminska, 2002
subgenus Trichocera Meigen, 1803

Unplaced taxa

species Trichocera arnaudi Pratt, 2003 inc.sed.
species Trichocera bimacula Walker, 1848 inc.sed.
species Trichocera brevicornis Alexander, 1952 inc.sed.
species Trichocera colei Alexander, 1919 inc.sed.
species Trichocera columbiana Alexander, 1927 inc.sed.
species Trichocera excilis Dahl, 1967 inc.sed.
species Trichocera fattigiana Alexander, 1952 inc.sed.
species Trichocera glacialis Alexander, 1936 inc.sed.
species Trichocera irina Krzeminska, 1996 inc.sed.
species Trichocera jaccardi (Heer, 1864) inc.sed.
species Trichocera lantsovi Krzeminska, 1996 inc.sed.
species Trichocera longisetosa Alexander, 1927
species Trichocera mexicana Alexander, 1946 inc.sed.
species Trichocera pallens Alexander, 1954 inc.sed.
species Trichocera rufulenta Edwards, 1938 inc.sed.
species Trichocera sakaguchii Alexander
species Trichocera skrobli Podénas, 1991 inc.sed.
species Trichocera unimaculata Yang & Yang, 1975 inc.sed.

Fossil taxa

subgenus Oligotrichocera Vevers, 1975
species Trichocera fujiyamai Gentilini, 1986 inc.sed.
species Trichocera itatica Kalugina in Kalugina & Kovalev, 1985 inc.sed.
species Trichocera miocaenica Statz, 1934 inc.sed.
species Trichocera scudderi Meunier, 1915 inc.sed.

Nomina dubia dub.

species Trichocera brumalis Fitch, 1847 inc.sed. dub.

Links and literature

EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [1301859]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [] [as Trichocera Meigen, 1803]
Data retrieved on: 30 November 2019
EN Jedlička L., Kúdela M., Stloukalová V.: Checklist of Diptera of the Czech Republic and Slovakia [] [as Trichocera Meigen, 1803]
Data retrieved on: 11 January 2015

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m misspelling

supp. suppressed name - name suppressed by commission for international code of nomenclature for example in case it is a long forgotten senior synonym of some widely used name and therefore should have priority over junior synonym.

inc.sed. incertae sedis - uncertain placement within this taxon

extinct taxon

dub. nomen dubium - name of unknown or doubtful application