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family

non-biting midges
Chironomidae Erichson, 1841

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

Scientific synonyms

Chirnomides Coates, 1842
Chironomida Heer, 1849
Chironomina Rondani, 1856
Chironomitae Desmarest, 1860
Chironomoidae Agassiz, 1846

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Included taxa

Number of records: 104

subfamily Buchonomyiinae
subfamily Chilenomyiinae Brundin, 1983
subfamily Chironominae
subfamily Diamesinae
subfamily Orthocladiinae Lenz, 1921
subfamily Podonominae
subfamily Prodiamesinae
subfamily Tanypodinae Skuse, 1889
subfamily Telmatogetoninae
subfamily Usambaromyiinae Andersen & Sæther, 1994

Unplaced taxa

genus Afrozavrelia Harrison, 2004 inc.sed.
genus Ainuyusurika Sasa & Shirasaka in Sasa, 1988 inc.sed.
genus Alitendipes Hong, 2002 inc.sed.
genus Allochironomus Kieffer, 1922 inc.sed.
genus Allometricnemus Freeman, 1961 inc.sed.
genus Allotanytarsus Kieffer, 1921 inc.sed.
genus Amphismittia Kawai, Okamoto & Imabayashi, 2002 inc.sed.
genus Anaphrotenia Brundin, 1983 inc.sed.
genus Ancylocladius Sublette & Wirth, 1972 inc.sed.
genus Andamanus Maheshwari & Maheswari, 2001 inc.sed.
genus Anuncotendipes Cranston, 1999 inc.sed.
genus Apedilum Townes, 1945 inc.sed.
genus Aphrotenia Brundin, 1966 inc.sed.
genus Aphroteniella Brundin, 1966 inc.sed.
genus Archaeochlus Brundin, 1966 inc.sed.
genus Arctomyia Lundström, 1915 inc.sed.
genus Asachironomus Kikuchi & Sasa, 1990 inc.sed.
genus Asclerina Reiss, 1968 inc.sed.
genus Belgica Jacobs, 1900 inc.sed.
genus Benthalia Lipina, 1939 inc.sed.
genus Bernhardia Datta & Chaudhuri, 1992 inc.sed.
genus Bethbilbeckia Fittkau & Murray, 1988 inc.sed.
genus Bisaiyusurika Sasa & Kondo, 1994 inc.sed.
genus Biwatendipes Tokunaga, 1965 inc.sed.
genus Branchiurus Viviani, 1805 inc.sed.
genus Brunieria Kieffer, 1921 inc.sed.
genus Caladomyia Sawedal, 1981 inc.sed.
genus Calochironomus Kieffer, 1921 inc.sed.
genus Calopsectra Kieffer, 1909 inc.sed.
genus Campontia Johnston, 1827 inc.sed.
genus Camposimyia Reiss, 1981 inc.sed.
genus Cantomyia Roback, 1962 inc.sed.
genus Cataliptus Bezzi, 1916 inc.sed.
genus Chirocladius Picado, 1913 inc.sed.
genus Chrysopelopia Harrison, 1978 inc.sed.
genus Clinochironomus Kieffer, 1921 inc.sed.
genus Colosmittia Andersen & Saether, 1993 inc.sed.
genus Daitoyusurika Sasa & Suzuki, 2001 inc.sed.
genus Dolichocladius Kieffer, 1911 inc.sed.
genus Endotribelos Grodhaus, 1987
genus Eretmoptera Kellogg, 1900
genus Gynnidocladius Sublette & Wirth, 1980
genus Hevelius Sublette & Wirth, 1980
genus Kaniwhaniwhanus Boothroyd, 1999
genus Kuschelius Sublette & Wirth, 1980
genus Lobodiamesa Pagast, 1947
genus Maoridiamesa Pagast, 1947
genus Maryella Sublette & Wirth, 1980
genus Mecaorus Sublette & Wirth, 1980
genus Nakataia Sublette & Wirth, 1980
genus Nandeva Wiedenbrug, Reiss & Fittkau, 1998
genus Nesiocladius Sublette & Wirth, 1980
genus Nimbocera Reiss, 1972
genus Olecryptotendipes Zorina, 2007
genus Oreadomyia Kevan & Cutten-Ali-Khan, 1975
genus Pamirocesa Koçak & Kemal, 2008
genus Paraphrotenia Brundin, 1966
genus Paucispinigera Freeman, 1959
genus Platysmittia Saether, 1982
genus Plhudsonia Saether, 1982
genus Prochironomus Kieffer, 1909
genus Pterosis Sublette & Wirth, 1980
genus Rheomyia Roback, 1986
genus Riethia Kieffer, 1917
genus Skutzia Reiss, 1985
genus Sublettiella Saether, 1983
genus Tethymyia Wirth, 1949
genus Tokunagayusurika Sasa, 1978
genus Trichochilus Saether, 1985
genus Unniella Saether, 1982
genus Xestochironomus Sublette & Wirth, 1972
genus Xylotopus Oliver, 1982
genus Yaeprimus Sasa & Suzuki, 2000
genus Yaequartus Sasa & Suzuki, 2000
genus Yaequintus Sasa & Suzuki, 2000
genus Yaesecundus Sasa & Suzuki, 2000
genus Yaetanytarsus Sasa, 1990
genus Yaetertius Sasa & Suzuki, 2000
genus Zelandochlus Brundin, 1966

Fossil taxa

subfamily Aenneinae Ansorge, 1999
genus Amberaspinus Evenhuis, 1994 inc.sed.
genus Asiatendipes Hong, 2002 inc.sed.
genus Asuba Giebel, 1856 inc.sed.
genus Beifangitendipes Hong, 2002 inc.sed.
genus Bibionites Handlirsch, 1906 inc.sed.
genus Bythomyia Zhang, 1989 inc.sed.
genus Chaititendipes Hong, 2002 inc.sed.
genus Coelochironoma Zhang et al., 1989 inc.sed.
genus Cretodiamesa Kalugina, 1976 inc.sed.
genus Cricotopiella Meunier, 1916 inc.sed.
genus Dara Giebel, 1856 inc.sed.
genus Eocenitendipes Evenhuis, 1994

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

extinct taxon