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 - Non-biting midges

Chironomidae are certainly the most speciose and frequently most numerous insect family in most freshwater systems, and are often integral energy-processing components of almost all freshwater ecosystems. The family also has a number of semi-terrestrial and terrestrial species.

The systematics and taxonomy of such a large group is still in a state of change, with relatively few expert taxonomists active in describing the enormous diversity of this group. Many groups in Chironomidae remain poorly understood, especially genetically, and undoubtedly there exist within genera species-complexes that are only distinguishable with various molecular methods (e.g., Martin 2003). Further, some taxa simply have been poorly sampled and studied, and undoubtedly many new species await description. A joint project by Pat Hudson and Ethan Bright to survey the Chironomidae of the Great Lakes Region, with an emphasis on Michigan, is a new start to systematically update our information. The following list must be considered preliminary and by no means definitive. Distribution records are often based on few observations, and for few groups are we knowledgeable about ecological parameters from which we can infer a distribution. Thus, one must be liberal in listing species that could occur in our state. Currently, there are 256 species that have been documented from Michigan, with at least another 269 species (not including undescribed forms) that are likely to occur here (E. Bright, 2014, unpub. info.).

Genera are denoted in green; species denoted in bold blue have been recorded in Michigan; other species denoted in black bold are expected to occur based on their known distribution. You can use the Find function in your web browser to locate families, genera, and species. Synonomous species (indented) are listed below the current valid species (denoted in bold) with its taxonomic status indicated.

    Subfamily CHIRONOMINAE

      Apedilum Townes, 1945 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Apedilum elachistusTownes, 1945:33 - Oliver et al. 1990:40
        Apedilum subcinctum Townes, 1945:33 - ONT-CA, NM-FL (Townes 1945:33; Oliver et al. 1990)

      Acalcarella Shilova, 1955 (Tribe Chironomini)

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

      Axarus Roback, 1980 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Axarus festivus (Say, 1823) - UMMZ
          (orig.) Chironomus festivus Say, 1823:13
          (syn.) Chironomus lineatus Say, 1823:14
          (syn.) Chironomus lineola Say, 1823, emend. Wiedemann, 1828:16-17
          (syn.) Chironomus lasiomerus Walker, 1848:19
          (comb.) Xenochironomus festivus (Say, 1823), Townes 1945:94-95
        Axarus scopula (Townes, 1945) - Townes 1945:93-94
          (orig.) Xenochironomus scopula Townes, 1945:93-94
        Axarus taenionotus (Say, 1823) - Oliver et al. 1990: 41
          (orig.) Chironomus taenionotus Say, 1829:149
          (comb.) Xenochironomus taenionotus (Say, 1829), Townes 1945:95

      Beckidia Sæther, 1979 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Beckidia tethys (Townes, 1945) - ON, widespread north, rockies
          (orig.) Harnischia (Cladopelma) tethys Townes, 1945:152

      Benthalia Lipina, 1939 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Benthalia brunneipennis (Johannsen, 1905) - Townes 1945:112 (as Tendipes (Einfeldia) brunneipennis); Jon Martin (accessed Feb. 2014)
          (orig.) Chironomus brunneipennis Johannsen, 1905:205
          (comb.) Tendipes (Einfeldia) brunneipennis (Johannsen, 1905), Townes 1945:112
          (comb.) Einfeldia brunneipennis (Johannsen, 1905), authors
        Benthalia natchitocheae (Sublette, 1964) - Hudson and Bright 2012
          (orig.) Chironomus (Chironomus) natchitocheae Sublette, 1964:124-126
          (comb.) Chironomus (Lobochironomus) natchitocheae (Sublette, 1964)

      Chernovskiia Sæther, 1977 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Chernovskiia amphitrite (Townes, 1945) - widespread
          (orig.) Harnischia (Cladopelma) amphitrite Townes, 1945:151
        Chernovskiia orbicus (Townes, 1945) - widespread
          (orig.) Harnischia (Cladopelma) orbicus Townes, 1945:151-152

      Chironomus Meigen, 1803 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Chironomus (Chironomus) anthracinus Zettersted, 1860:6499 - Townes 1945:130-131
          (syn.) Chironomus rempelii Zetterstedt, 1860: 6499
          (syn.) Chironomus hyperboreus authors, not Staeger
          (comb.) Tendipes (Tendipes) anthracinus (Zetterstedt, 1860), Townes: 130-131
        Chironomus (Chironomus) atrella (Townes, 1945) - UMMZ
          (orig.) Tendipes (Tendipes) atrella Townes, 1945:130-131
        Chironomus (Chironomus) atritibia Malloch, 1934:16 - ON, widepsread north (Townes 1945:131, Saether 1970:7; Oliver et al. 1990:42
        Chironomus (Chaetolabis) atroviridis (Townes, 1945) - Townes 1945:114-115; Jon Martin (accessed Feb. 2014)
          (orig.) Tendipes (Tendipes) atroviridis Townes, 1945: 114-115
        Chironomus (Chironomus) bifurcatus Wülker et al. 2009:36 - Wülker et al. 2009: 36-44; Saether 2009:5-8; Jon Martin (accessed Feb. 2014)
          (syn.) Chironomus species a Martin 1979
          (syn.) Chironomus decorus-group species 1 Butler et al. 1995
          (syn.) Chironomus species a Martin 2008
        Chironomus (Chironomus) crassicaudatus Malloch, 1915:453 - (Midland Co.) Townes 1945: 134-135
          (comb.) Tendipes (Tendipes) crassicaudatus (Malloch, 1915), in Townes 1945:134
        Chironomus (Chironomus) cucini Webb, 1969:105 - IN, ON (Oliver et al. 1990: 42), WI (Butler 1987)
        Chironomus (Chironomus) decorus Johannsen, 1905:239 - Townes 1945:120-123
          (syn.) Chironomus similis Johannsen, 1905:236
          (syn.) Chironomus coyugae Johannsen in Tilbury, 1913:308
          (syn.) Chironomus lasiopus Walker, 1848
          (syn.) Chironomus reduens Walker, 1856
          (syn.) Chironomus decorus Johannsen, 1905
          (syn.) Chironomus maturus Johannsen, 1908
          (syn.) Chironomus similis Johannsen, 1905
          (syn.) Chironomus coyugae Johannsen in Tilbury, 1913
          (syn.) Chironomus distinguendus Kieffer, 1917
          (syn.) Chironomus bifimbriatus Kieffer, 1922
          (syn.) Chironomus distinguendus Kieffer, 1917:346
          (nom.dub.) Chironomus attenuatus Walker, 1848:20
        Chironomus (Chironomus) dilutus Shobanov et al. 1999 - Martin 2012 (http://www.genetics.unimelb.edu.au/martin/NACytfiles/Spt.html)
          (syn.) Chironomus pallidivittatus Malloch, 1915 (not sensu Edwards 1929)
        Chironomus (Chironomus) entis Shobanov, 1989 - Saginaw Bay (Jon Martin (accessed Feb. 2014))
          Note: this is a sibling species of C. plumosus, cytologically determined
        Chironomus (unplaced) harti Malloch, 1915:457 - IL
        Chironomus (Chironomus) hyperboreus Staeger, 1845:349 - UMMZ
        Chironomus (Chironomus) maturus Johannsen, 1908:279 - IN, widespread (Oliver et al. 1990: 42)
        Chironomus (Chironomus) melanescens Keyl, 1962:472 - ON, WI (Jon Martin, pers.comm., April 2015)
          Chironomus (Chironomus) sp. e Martin, webpage
        Chironomus (Chironomus) mozleyi Wülker, 2007:322
        Chironomus (Chaetolabis) ochreatus (Townes, 1945) - Townes 1945:115; Jon Martin (accessed Feb. 2014)
          (orig.) Tendipes ochreatus Townes, 1945:115
        Chironomus (Camptochironomus) pallidivittatus (Malloch, 1915)
          (orig.) Chironomus tentans var. pallidivittatus Malloch, 1915:445
        Chironomus (Chironomus) plumosus (Linneaus, 1758)- Townes 1945; Jon Martin (accessed Feb. 2014)
          (orig.) Tipula plumosa Linneaus, 1758:587
          (syn.) Tipula annularis De Geer, 1776:379
          (syn.) Chironomus cristatus Fabricius, 1805:39
          (syn.) Chironomus ferrugineovittatus Zetterstedt, 1850:3492
          (syn.) Chironomus imperator Walley, 1926:64
        Chironomus (Chironomus) prasinus Meigen, 1804 - IN, MN
        Chironomus (Chironomus) riparius Meigen, 1804:13 - Needham 1908: 255-257; Townes 1945
          (syn.) Chironomus albistria Walker, 1848:17
          (syn.) Chironomus serus Malloch, 1915:481
          (syn.) Chironomus militaris Johannsen, 1937:46
          (syn.) Tendipes thummi Kieffer, 1911: 36
        Chironomus (Chironomus) staegeri Lundbeck, 1898:271 - Townes 1945; Jon Martin (accessed Feb. 2014)
        Chironomus (Chironomus) stigmaterus Say, 1823:15 - widespread
          (syn.) Chironomus glaucurus Wiedemann, 1828:15
        Chironomus (Chironomus) tuxis Curran, 1930:31 - IL, MN, ON, widespread (Townes, 1945: 123-124; however, Saether (2012) lists it in Michigan)
          (comb.) Tendipes (Tendipes) tuxis (Curran, 1930), Townes 1945:123-124
        Chironomus (Chironomus) winnelli (Wülker, 2007) - Lake Michigan (type locality) (Wülker, 2007)

      Cladopelma Kieffer, 1921 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Cladopelma amachaerum (Townes, 1945) Harnischia (orig.) - new record (Saline River in Milan: 42.0824, -83.6841; Bright & Hudson, in prep.)
        Cladopelma collator (Townes, 1945) Harnischia (orig.) - new record (Silver Lake near Pinckney: 42.4161,-83.9614; Bright & Hudson, in prep.)
        Cladopelma edwardsi (Kruseman, 1933) Tendipes (orig.) - Hudson & Bright 2012
          (orig.) Tendipes edwardsi Kruseman, 1933:194
          (comb.) Parachironomus edwardsi (Kruseman, 1933), Brundin 1947
          (comb.) Harnischia (Harnischia) edwardsi (Kruseman, 1933), Townes 1945
          (comb.) Chironomus (Cryptochironomus) edwardsi (Kruseman, 1933), Sublette 1964
          (comb.) Cryptocladopelma edwardsi (Kruseman, 1933), Brundin 1949
          (syn.) Chironomus (Chironomus) virescens Meigen, 1818 sensu Edwards (1929)
          (syn.) Harnischia virescens (Meigen) Wang et al. (1977)
          (syn.) Harnischia viridula auct. nec C. viridulum (Linnaeus) Wang et al. (1977)
          (syn.) Harnischia (Cryptocladopelma) viridula auctorum nec C. viridulum (Linnaeus)
          (syn.) Cladopelma indicum Bhattacharyay, Duta & Chaudhuri, 1985
          (syn.) Cryptotendipes fujiquartus Sasa, 1985
          (syn.) Cladopelma fujiquarta Sasa, 1993
          (syn.) Cryptotendipes sibaabeus Sasa, Sumita & Suzuki, 1999
          (syn.) Cryptotendipes inawaabeus Sasa, Kitami & Suzuki, 1999
          (syn.) Harnischia daitoheia Sasa & Suzuki, 2001
          (syn.) Harnischia ginzandeeus Sasa & Suzuki, 2001
          (syn.) Harnischia inadeeus Sasa, Kitami & Suzuki, 2001
          (syn.) Harnischia sibacedea Sasa, Sumita & Suzuki, 1999
          (syn.) Harnischia simantocedea Sasa, Suzuki & Sakai, 1998
        Cladopelma galeator (Townes, 1945) Harnischia (orig.) - new records (Saline River in Milan 42.0824,-83.6841; Huron River below Ford Lake 42.2095,-83.5404; Bright & Hudson, in prep.)
        Cladopelma viridulum (Linnaeus, 1767) Tipula (orig.) - Cook-MSU
          (comb.) Chironomus (Harnischia) viridulus (Linnaeus) Goetghebuer 1928
          (comb.) Chironomus (Chironomus) viridulus (Linnaeus) Edwards 1929
          (comb.) Chironomus (Cryptochironomus) viridulus (Fabricius, 1805) Tokunaga 1940
          (comb.) Harnischia (Harnischia) viridulus (Linnaeus) Townes 1945
          (comb.) Cryptocladopelma viridula (Linnaeus) Reiss 1968
          (comb.) Cladopelma viridula (Linnaeus) Yamamoto 1997

      Cladotanytarsus Kieffer, 1921 (Tribe Tanytarsini)

        Cladotanytarsus aeiparthenus Bilyj, 1989 - ONT
        Cladotanytarsus daviesi Bilyj, 1989 - ONT
        Cladotanytarsus elaensis Bilyj, 1989 - Hudson & Bright 2012
        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 (orig.) - Malloch, 1915

      Constempellina Brundin, 1947 (Tribe Tanytarsini)

        Constempellina breviscosta (Edwards, 1937) Tanytarsus (orig.) - widespread north

      Corynocera Zetterstedt, 1838 (Tribe Tanytarsini)

        Corynocera sp. - a Holarctic genus, records of undescribed species are reported from North Dakota (Malcolm Butler, pers.comm.) and Nebraska (Barbara Hayford, pers.comm.), indicating a much more widespread distribution, and may be encountered in our state

      Cryptochironomus Kieffer, 1918 (Tribe Chironomini)

        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)
          (misid.) Cryptochironomus fulvus (Johannsen) Curry 1958
        Cryptochironomus digitatus (Malloch, 1915) Chironomus (orig.) - Townes 1945
        Cryptochironomus fulvus (Johannsen, 1905) Chironomus (orig.) - Townes 1945, UMMZ
          (syn.) Chironomus mallochi Kieffer, 1919
          (syn.) Chironomus parvilamellatus Malloch, 1915
        Cryptochironomus ponderosus (Sublette, 1964) Chironomus (orig.) - SK-OH, s. to SC
        Cryptochironomus psittacinus (Meigen, 1830) Chironomus (orig.) - Townes 1945
          (syn.) Chironomus stylifera Johannsen, 1908
          (syn.) Chironomus obtusilobus Malloch, 1923
          (syn.) Chironomus farinalis Walley, 1926
        Cryptochironomus scimitarus Townes, 1945 - Townes 1945
        Cryptochironomus sorex Townes, 1945 - Oliver et al. 1990:44
        Cryptochironomus stylifera Johannsen, 1908 - Townes 1945

      Cryptotendipes Lenz, 1941 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Cryptotendipes casuarius (Townes, 1945) Harnischia (orig.) - ON, widespread
        Cryptotendipes darbyi (Sublette, 1960) Tendipes (orig.) - OH, widespread
        Cryptotendipes emorsus (Townes, 1945) Harnischia (orig.) - OH, widespread eastern NA
        Cryptotendipes pseudotener Goetghebuer, 1922 - Oliver et al. 1990:44

      Cyphomella Sæther, 1977 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Cyphomella grisea (Malloch, 1915) Chironomus (orig.) - Oliver et al. 1990: 45

      Demeijerea Kruseman, 1933 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Demeijerea atrimana (Coquillett, 1902) Chironomus (orig.) - Cook-MSU
        Demeijerea brachialis (Coquillett, 1901) - Cook-MSU
          (orig.) Chironomus brachialis Coquillett, 1901:607
        Demeijerea obreptus (Townes, 1945) Glyptochironomus (orig.) - UMMZ

      Demicryptochironomus Lenz, 1941 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Demicryptochironomus (Irmakia) cuneatus (Townes, 1945) Harnischia (orig.) - Cook-MSU
        Demicryptochironomus (Irmakia) fastigatus (Townes, 1945) Harnischia (orig.) - Oliver et al. 1990:45

      Dicrotendipes Kieffer, 1913 (Tribe Chironomini)

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

      Einfeldia Kieffer, 1924 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Einfeldia chelonia (Townes, 1945) Tendipes (orig.) - OH, widespread east USA
        Einfeldia pagana (Meigen, 1838) Chironomus (orig.) - Oliver et al. 1990:46; Jon Martin (accessed Feb. 2014)
          (syn.) Einfeldia synchrona Oliver, 1971

      Endochironomus Kieffer, 1918 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Endochironomus nigricans (Johannsen, 1905) Chironomus (orig.) - Townes 1945: 64-65; Berg 1950: 97-98; Grodhaus 1987
          (syn.) Chironomus johnsoni Kieffer, 1906a (n. nam. for Chironomus albipennis Meigen of Johnson, 1900, nom. nud.).
          (syn.) Chironomus albipennis authors, not Meigen
        Endochironomus subtendens (Townes, 1945) Tanytarsus (orig.) - Townes 1945

      Gillotia Kieffer, 1921 (Tribe Chironomini)

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

      Glyptotendipes Kieffer, 1913 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Glyptotendipes amplus Townes, 1945 - widespread north
        Glyptotendipes barbipes (Staeger, 1839) Chironomus (orig.) - Townes 1945
        Glyptotendipes dreisbachi Townes 1945 - Townes 1945; Berg 1950: 94-96
        Glyptotendipes lobiferus (Say, 1823) Chironomus (orig.) - Townes 1945; Berg 1950: 92-94
          (syn.) Chironomus ithacanensis Johannsen, 1908
          (syn.) Glyptotendipes americanus Kieffer, 1917
        Glyptotendipes meridionalis Dendy & Sublette, 1959 - OH, widespread
        Glyptotendipes paripes (Edwards, 1929) Chironomus (orig.) - Townes 1945
        Glyptotendipes senilis (Johannsen, 1937) Chironomus (orig.) - Townes 1945
        Glyptotendipes unacus Townes 1945 - widespread north

      Goeldichironomus Fittkau, 1965 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Goeldichironomus holoprasinus (Goeldi, 1905) Chironomus (orig.) - OH, widespread
          (syn.) Chironomus fulvipilus Rempel, 1939

      Harnischia Kieffer, 1921 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Harnischia cutilamellata (Malloch, 1915) Chironomus (orig.) - Malloch, 1915

      Hyporhygma Reiss, 1982 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Hyporhygma quadripunctatum (Malloch, 1915) Chironomus (orig.) - Cook-MSU

      Kiefferulus Goetghebuer, 1922 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Kiefferulus (Kiefferulus) dux (Johannsen, 1905) Chironomus (orig.) - Townes 1945, UMMZ

      Kloosia Kruseman, 1933 (Tribe Chironomini)

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

      Lauterborniella Thienemann & Bause, 1913 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Lauterborniella agrayloides Tanytarsus (orig.) - Hudson & Bright 2012

      Lipiniella Shilova, 1961 (Tribe Chironomini)

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

      Microchironomus Kieffer, 1918 (Tribe Chironomini)

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

      Micropsectra Kieffer, 1909 (Tribe Tanytarsini)

        Micropsectra connexa (Kieffer, 1906) Chironomus (orig.) - ON, widespread north
          (syn.) Chironomus brunneus Walker, 1848
        Micropsectra dives (Johannsen, 1905) Tanytarsus (orig.) - OH, WI
        Micropsectra nigripila (Johannsen, 1905) Tanytarsus (orig.) - Cook-MSU
        Micropsectra polita (Malloch, 1915) Tanytarsus (orig.) - IL, widespread
        Micropsectra recurvata Goetghebuer, 1928 - widespread east
        Micropsectra xantha (Roback, 1955) Calopsectra (orig.) - Hudson & Bright 2012

      Microtendipes Kieffer, 1915 (Tribe Chironomini)

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

      Neostempellina Reiss, 1984(Tribe Tanytarsini)

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

      Nilothauma Kieffer, 1921 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Nilothauma babiyi (Rempel, 1937) Chironomus (orig.) - Townes 1945
        Nilothauma bicorne (Townes, 1945) Kribioxenus (orig.) - Cook-MSU
        Nilothauma mirabile (Townes, 1945) Kribioxenus (orig.) - Hudson & Bright 2012

      Omisus Townes, 1945 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Omisus pica Townes, 1945 - widespread

      Pagastiella Brundin, 1949 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Pagastiella ostansa (Webb, 1969) Paralauterborniella (orig.) - ON, widespread
          unassociated larvae of likely this species has been collected from Lake Huron by P. Hudson

      Parachironomus Lenz, 1921 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Parachironomus abortivus (Malloch, 1915) Chironomus (orig.) - IL, ON, widespread
        Parachironomus carinatus (Townes, 1945) Harnischia (orig.) - OH, widespread
        Parachironomus forceps (Townes, 1945) Harnischia (orig.) - Townes 1945
        Parachironomus frequens (Johannsen, 1905) Chironomus (orig.) - Townes 1945
        Parachironomus hazelriggi Spies, 2000 - OH, widespread, principally south
        Parachironomus hirtalatus (Beck & Beck, 1964) Chironomus (orig.) - IL, east
        Parachironomus monochromus (Wulp, 1874) Chironomus (orig.) - Oliver et al. 1990
        Parachironomus pectinatellae (Dendy & Sublette, 1959) Tendipes (orig.) - IL, east
        Parachironomus potamogeti (Townes, 1945) Harnischia (orig.) - Cook-MSU
        Parachironomus tenuicaudatus (Malloch, 1915) Chironomus (orig.) - Cook-MSU
        Parachironomus varus (Goetghebuer, 1921) Chironomus (orig.) - widespread north

      Paracladopelma Harnisch, 1923 (Tribe Chironomini)

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

      Paralauterborniella Lenz, 1941 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Paralauterborniella nigrohalteralis (Malloch, 1915) Chironomus (orig.) - Townes 1945

      Paratanytarsus Thienemann & Bause, 1913 (Tribe Tanytarsini)

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

      Paratendipes Kieffer, 1911 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Paratendipes albimanus (Meigen, 1818) Chironomus (orig.) - Townes 1945
        Paratendipes basidens Townes, 1945 - widespread
        Paratendipes duplicatus (Johannsen, 1937) Chironomus (orig.) - Townes 1945
        Paratendipes nitidulus (Coquillett, 1901) - Oliver et al. 1990:50
          (orig.) Chironomus nitidulus Coquillett, 1901:608
        Paratendipes subaequalis (Malloch, 1915) Chironomus (orig.) - OH, widespread

      Phaenopsectra Kieffer, 1921 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Phaenopsectra dyari (Townes, 1945) Tanytarsus (orig.) - OH, widespread
        Phaenopsectra flavipes (Meigen, 1818) Chironomus (orig.) - Cook-MSU
        Phaenopsectra obediens (Johannsen, 1905) Tanytarsus (orig.) - UMMZ; Cook-MSU
        Phaenopsectra punctipes (Wiedemann, 1817) Chironomus (orig.) - Cook-MSU

      Polypedilum Kieffer, 1913 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Polypedilum (Tripodura) acifer Townes, 1945 - Townes 1945
        Polypedilum (Polypedilum) albicorne (Meigen, 1838) Chironomus (orig.) - Cook-MSU
          (syn.) Polypedilum nigritum Townes, 1945
        Polypedilum (Tripodura) albinodus Townes, 1945 - IL, OH, ON, widespread
        Polypedilum (Polypedilum) angustum Townes 1945 - Hudson & Bright 2012
        Polypedilum (Polypedilum) artifer (Curran, 1930) Chironomus (orig.) - Cook-MSU
        Polypedilum (Polypedilum) atrichon Maschwitz, in Maschwitz & Cook 2000 - MN, ON
        Polypedilum (Polypedilum) aviceps Townes, 1945 - OH, ON, widespread
        Polypedilum (Polypedilum) bergi Maschwitz, in Maschwitz & Cook 2000 - Maschwitz & Cook 2000
        Polypedilum (Polypedilum) braseniae (Leathers, 1922) Chironomus (orig.) - Cook-MSU; Otsego Co., Perch Lake - EB pers. obs.)
        Polypedilum (Polypedilum) calopterum (Mitchell, 1908) Chironomus (orig.) - Townes 1945
          (syn.) Polypedilum walleyi Townes, 1945
        Polypedilum (Polypedilum) cinctum Townes, 1945 - widespread middle latitudes
        Polypedilum (Uresipedilum) convictum (Walker, 1856) Chironomus (orig.) - Cook-MSU
        Polypedilum (Tripodura) digitifer Townes, 1945 - Cook-MSU
        Polypedilum (Polypedilum) fallax (Johannsen, 1905) Chironomus (orig.) - Townes 1945
        Polypedilum (Polypedilum) flavum (Johannsen, 1905) Chironomus (orig.) - Townes 1945
          (syn.) Chironomus flaviventris Johannsen, 1907
          (syn.) Polypedilum obtusum Townes, 1945
        Polypedilum (Tripodura) gomphus Townes, 1945 - ON, widespread
        Polypedilum (Polypedilum) griseopunctatum (Malloch, 1915) - OH
        Polypedilum (Tripodura) halterale (Coquillett, 1901) Chironomus (orig.) - Townes 1945
          (syn.) Chironomus griseopunctatus Malloch, 1915
          (syn.) Polypedilum digitifer Townes, 1945
          (syn.) Polypedilum simulans Townes, 1945
        Polypedilum (Polypedilum) illinoense (Malloch, 1915) Chironomus (orig.) - Townes 1945; Berg 1950: 91-92
        Polypedilum (Polypedilum) laetum (Meigen, 1818) Chironomus (orig.) - Yanoviak & McCafferty 1996 (Mountain Stream, Salmon-Trout, Pine and Huron Rivers, Marquette Co.)
        Polypedilum (Polypedilum) nubeculosum (Meigen, 1904) Chironomus (orig.) - Cook-MSU
        Polypedilum (Polypedilum) newaygo Taber, 2009 - Taber 2009
        Polypedilum (Polypedilum) nymphaeorum Maschwitz, in Maschwitz & Cook 2000 - Maschwitz & Cook 2000
        Polypedilum (Uresipedilum) obtusum Townes, 1945 - Cook-MSU
        Polypedilum (Polypedilum) ontario (Walley, 1926) Chironomus (orig.) - OH, ON, widespread
          (syn.) Chironomus hirtipes Mitchell, 1908
        Polypedilum (Polypedilum) ophioides Townes, 1945 - Townes 1945; Berg 1950: 92
        Polypedilum (Polypedilum) pedatum Townes, 1945 - Townes 1945
        Polypedilum (Polypedilum) pedestre (Meigen, 1830) Chironomus (orig.) - widespread
        Polypedilum (Tripodura) scalaenum (Schrank, 1803) Tipula (orig.) - Townes 1945
          (syn.) Chironomus needhamii Johannsen, 1908
        Polypedilum (Pentapedilum) sordens (Johannsen, 1905) Tanytarsus (orig.) - Townes 1945; Berg 1950: 96-97
        Polypedilum (Pentapedilum) tritum (Walker, 1856) Chironomus (orig.) - Hudson & Bright 2012
          (syn.) Polypedilum albulum Townes, 1945
        Polypedilum (Polypedilum) trigonus Townes, 1945 - Townes 1945
        Polypedilum (Polypedilum) tuberculum Maschwitz in Maschwitz & Cook 2000 - MN, WI
        Polypedilum (Polypedilum) vibex Townes, 1945 - ON, widespread
        Polypedilum (Polypedilum) walleyi Townes, 1945 - ON

      Pseudochironomus Malloch, 1915 (Subfamily Pseudochironomini)

        Pseudochironomus anas Townes, 1945 - Cook-MSU
        Pseudochironomus articaudus Sæther, 1977 - ON, widespread north
        Pseudochironomus banski Townes, 1945 - Cook-MSU
        Pseudochironomus chen Townes, 1945 - ON, widespread
        Pseudochironomus fulviventris (Johannsen, 1905) Chironomus (orig.) - Townes 1945: 16
        Pseudochironomus julia (Curran, 1930) Orthocladius (orig.) - Oliver et al. 1990:55
          (syn.) Pseudochironomus aix Townes, 1945
        Pseudochironomus middledauffi Townes, 1945 - Cook-MSU
        Pseudochironomus netta Townes 1945 - Townes 1945
        Pseudochironomus pseudoviridis (Malloch, 1915) Chironomus (orig.) - Cook-MSU
        Pseudochironomus rex Hauber, 1947 - MB-FL, OH, widespread
        Pseudochironomus richardsoni Malloch, 1915 - OH, ON, widespread

      Rheotanytarsus Thienemann & Bause, 1913 (Tribe Tanytarsini)

        [Note: Undergoing revision as Torbjørn Ekrem and Lisa Stur (based on Sublette material) describe new species from North America]
        Rheotanytarsus exiguus (Johannsen, 1905) Tanytarsus (orig.) - (EB, pers. obs.)
        Rheotanytarsus pellucidus (Walker, 1848) Chironomus (orig.) - (EB, pers. obs.)
          (syn.) Stempellinella distinctissimus Brundin, 1947
          (syn.) Rheotanytarsus distinctissimus (Brundin), Lehmann 1970

      Robackia Sæther, 1977 (Tribe Chironomini)

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

      Saetheria Jackson, 1977 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Saetheria tylus (Townes, 1945) Harnischia (orig.) - Winnell and White 1985

      Sergentia Kieffer, 1922 (Tribe Chironomini)

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

      Stelechomyia Reiss, 1982 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Stelechomyia perpulchra (Mitchell, 1908) Chironomus (orig.) - UMMZ (larvae live on submersed wood)

      Stempellina Thienemann & 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
          (syn.) Tanytarsus (Stempellina) minor Edwards, 1929
          (syn.) Tanytarsus (Stempellina) minusculus Edwards, 1929
        Stempellinella fimbriata Ekrem, 2007 - Ekrem 2007
          Ekrem (2007) indicates that all NA specimens identified as S. brevis are S. fimbriata]
        Stempellinella leptocelloides (Webb, 1969) Stempellina (orig.) - MN, OH

      Stenochironomus Kieffer, 1919 (Tribe Chironomini)

        [larvae are wood miners, pupae found in the longitudinal chambers made by larvae]
        Stenochironomus cinctus Townes, 1945 - Hudson & Bright 2012
          (syn.) Stenochironomus aestivalis Townes, 1945
        Stenochironomus (Stenochironomus) hilaris (Walker, 1848) Chironomus (orig.) - Townes 1945
          (orig.) Chironomus tæniapennis Coquillett, 1901:607-608
          (syn.) Chironomus nephopterus Mitchell, 1908
          (syn.) Chironomus exquistus Mitchell, 1908
          (syn.) Chironomus zonopterus Mitchell, 1908
        Stenochironomus (Stenochironomus) macateei (Malloch, 1915) Chironomus (orig.) - Hudson & Bright 2012
        Stenochironomus (Stenochironomus) poecilopterus (Mitchell, 1908) Chironomus (orig.) - Cook-MSU
        Stenochironomus (Stenochironomus) pulchripennis (Coquillett, 1902) Chironomus (orig.) - Oliver et al. 1990:53

      Stictochironomus Kieffer, 1919 (Tribe Chironomini)

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

      Tanytarsus Wulp, 1874 (Tribe Tanytarsini)

        [note: this genus is undergoing a thorough review by Dr. Ekrem and others; 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: 279-280)
        Tanytarsus boltoni Ekrem, Sublette & Sublette, 2003 - OH
        Tanytarsus brundini Lindeberg, 1963 - Hudson & Bright 2012
        Tanytarsus buckleyi Sublette, 1964 - Hudson & Bright 2012
        Tanytarsus confusus Malloch, 1915 - Ekrem et al. 2003
        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 (orig.) - IL, OH, MN, widespread
        Tanytarsus inaequalis Goetghebuer, 1921 - Hudson & Bright 2012
        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
          (syn.) Tanytarsus holochlorus Edwards, 1929
          (syn.) 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

      Tribelos Townes, 1945 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Tribelos atrum (Townes, 1945) Tanytarsus (orig.) - Grodhaus 1987
        Tribelos fuscicorne (Walker, 1848) Tanytarsus (orig.) - Townes 1945
        Tribelos jucundus (Walker, 1848) Tanytarsus (orig.) - UMMZ
          (syn.) Chironomus dimorphus Malloch, 1915
          (syn.) Chironomus fusciventris Malloch, 1915
          (syn.) Tanytarsus protextus Townes, 1945

      Xenochironomus Kieffer, 1921 (Tribe Chironomini)

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

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

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

      Zavreliella Kieffer, 1920 (Tribe Chironomini)

        Zavreliella varipennis (Coquillett, 1902) Chironomus (orig.) - Oliver et al. 1990:55

    Subfamily DIAMESINAE

      Boreoheptagyia Brundin, 1966 (Tribe Boreoheptagyiini)

        Boreoheptagyia lurida (Garrett, 1925) Diamesa (orig.) - Northern Nearctic, expect in UP

      Diamesa Meigen, 1835 (Tribe Diamesini)

        Diamesa chiobates Hansen, in Hansen & Cook, 1976:70 - MN, WI (Oliver et al. 1990:17)
        Diamesa davisi Edwards, 1933:614 - NWT, UT, NH (Oliver et al. 1990:17)
        Diamesa incallida (Walker, 1856) - ON, widespread northern Holarctic (expect in UP)
          (orig.) Chironomus incallidus Walker, 1856:183
          (syn.) Chironomus nexilis Walker, 1856
          (syn.) Diamesa fonticola Sæther, 1969
          (syn.) Diamesa sp. VII Thienemann, 1941
          (syn.) Psilodiamesa incallida (Walker), 1957
        Diamesa leona Roback, 1957 - WA-MN, QUE, NB
          (syn.) Diamesa caena Roback, 1957
          (syn.) Diamesa pieta Roback, 1957
        Diamesa mendotae Muttkowski, 1915 - MN, WI
        Diamesa nivoriunda (Fitch, 1847) Chironomus (orig.) - Hanson and Cook 1976

      Lappodiamesa Serra-Tosio, 1968 (Tribe Diamesini)

        Lappodiamesa boltoni Sæther & Willassen, 1988 - OH

      Pagastia Oliver, 1959 (Tribe Diamesini)

        Pagastia orthogonia Oliver, 1959 - Oliver and Roussel 1982

      Potthastia Kieffer, 1922 (Tribe Diamesini)

        Potthastia gaedii (Meigen, 1838) Diamesa (orig.) - e. USA (an adult specimen near gaedii was collected in Lake Superior by P. Hudson (P. Hudson, pers. comm. Dec. 2009)
        Potthastia iberica Serra-Tosio, 1971 - WY, GA
        Potthastia longimana Kieffer, 1922 - Winnell and White 1985

      Protanypus Kieffer, 1906 (Tribe Protanypini)

        Protanypus ramosus Sæther 1975 - adult from Lake Superior, larvae from Lakes Michigan and Huron (P. Hudson, pers. comm. Dec. 2009)

      Pseudodiamesa Goetghebuer, 1939 (Tribe Diamesini)

        larvae of an unplaced species of Pseudodiamesa were collected in Marquette Co. from a spring-fed brook in the Huron Moutains by EB, 1998]
        Pseudodiamesa (Pseudodiamesa) branickii (Nowicki, 1873) Diamesa (orig.) - w. USA, Holarctic (expect in w. UP)

      Sympotthastia Pagast, 1947 (Tribe Diamesini)

        Sympotthastia n. sp. - adult of an undescribed species from Lake Huron (P. Hudson, pers. comm. Dec. 2009)

    Subfamily ORTHOCLADIINAE

      Acamptocladius Brundin, 1956

        Acamptocladius dentolatens (Sæther), 1971 Phycoidella (orig.) - ON

      Acricotopus Kieffer, 1921

        Acricoptus nitidellus (Malloch, 1915) Orthocladius (orig.) - BC-MB, IL, NY
          (syn.) Spaniotoma senex Johannsen, 1937

      Allocladius Kieffer, 1913

        Allocladius arenarius (Strenzke, 1926) Psuedosmittia (orig.) - widespread
          (syn.) Pseudosmittia gracilis Thienemann & Strenzke, 1940
        Allocladius nanseni (Kieffer, 1926) Camptochironomus (orig.) - Ferrington and Saether 2011
          (syn.) Prosmittia nanseni (Kieffer, 1926)
          (syn.) Pseudosmittia mediocarinata Caspers et Reiss, 1989
          (syn.) Smittia longitibia Goetghebuer, 1933

      Baeoctenus Sæther, 1976

        Baeoctenus bicolor Sæther, 1976 - MB, NB (associated with freshwater clam Anodonta)

      Brilla Kieffer, 1913

        Brilla flavifrons (Johannsen, 1905) Metriocnemus (orig.) - Oliver 1983
          Brillia par Johannsen, 1937
        Brillia parva Johannsen, 1934 - ON (e. UP record possible)

      Bryophaenocladius Thienemann, 1934

        Bryophaenocladius digitatus Sæther, 1973 - SD, NC, SC
        Bryophaenocladius flavoscutellatus (Malloch, 1915) Orthocladius (orig.) - IL, ON east
        Bryophaenocladius pleuralis (Malloch, 1915) Orthocladius (orig.) - IL
        Bryophaenocladius subparallelus (Malloch, 1915) Orthocladius (orig.) - SD, IL, OH

      Camptocladius Wulp, 1874

        Camptocladius sterocorarius (De Geer, 1776) Tipula (orig.) - widespread northeast
          (syn.) Tipula byssina Shrank, 1803

      Cardiocladius Kieffer, 1912

        Cardiocladius albiplumus Sæther, 1969:34-36 - Bode 1983 (as Eukiefferiella similis gp.)
        Cardiocladius fulvus (Johannsen, 1908) Thalassomyia (orig.) - Oliver et al. 1990:21
        Cardiocladius obscurus (Johannsen, 1908) Thalassomyia (orig.) - OH, ON, widespread
          (syn.) Thalassomyia fusca Johannsen, 1903

      Chaetocladius Kieffer, 1911

        Chaetocladius piger (Goetghebuer, 1913) Dactylocladius (orig.) - OH, ON, widespread
          (syn.) Chaetocladius stamfordi (Johannsen, 1947)
          (syn.) Hydrobaenus stamfordi (Johannsen, 1947)
        Chaetocladius stamfordi (Johannsen, 1947) Hydrobaenus (orig.) - OH, ON, widespread east & central
          (syn.) Chaetocladius oliveri Sæther, 1969

      Chasmatonotus Loew, 1864

        Chasmatonotus atripes Rempel, 1937 - UMMZ
        Chasmatonotus unimaculatus Loew, 1864 - Oliver et al. 1990:22

      Corynoneura Winnertz, 1846

        Corynoneura celeripes Winnertz, 1852 - IL, IN, OH, ON
          (syn.) Corynoneura atra Winnertz, 1852
        Corynoneura lobata Edwards, 1924 - pers. obs. (EB)
        Corynoneura oxfordana Boesel & Winner, 1980 - Hudson & Bright 2012
        Corynoneura scutellata Winnertz, 1846 - widespread

      Cricotopus Wulp, 1874

        Cricotopus (Cricotopus) absurdus Johannsen, 1905 - OH, widespread
        Cricotopus (Cricotopus) annulator Goetghebuer, 1927 - ON-CA
          (syn.) Cricotopus irwini Sublette & Sublette, 1971
        Cricotopus (Cricotopus) bicinctus (Meigen, 1818) Chironomus (orig.) - UMMZ
        Cricotopus (Cricotopus) brunnicans Walley, 1928 - Cook-MSU
        Cricotopus (Cricotopus) coronatus Hirvenoja, 1973 - widespread north
        Cricotopus (unassigned) diversus Boesel, 1983 - Oliver et al. 1990:25
        Cricotopus (Cricotopus) elegans Johannsen, 1943 - Johannsen, 1943; Berg 1950: 88-90
        Cricotopus (Cricotopus) festivellus (Kieffer, 1906) Chironomus (orig.) - ON, OH
        Cricotopus (Isocladius) flavibasis Malloch, 1915 - IL west (expect in w. UP)
        Cricotopus (Isocladius) flavipes Johannsen, 1942 - Johannsen, 1942; Berg 1950: 90-91
        Cricotopus (Cricotopus) infuscatus Malloch, 1915 - IL, OH, ON, widespread
          (syn.) Cricotopus aratus Roback, 1957
          (syn.) Cricotopus ceris Roback, 1957
        Cricotopus (Isocladius) intersectus (Staeger, 1839) - Chironomus (orig.) - ON northwest
        Cricotopus (Cricotopus) luciae LeSage in LeSage & Harrison, 1980 - OH, ON
        Cricotopus (Isocladius) myriophylli Oliver, 1984 - ON (expect in northern MI associated with Myriophyllum spicatum)
        Cricotopus (Nostococladius) nostococicola Wirth, 1957 - OH, widespread
        Cricotopus (Paratrichocladius) nitidus (Malloch, 1915) Orthocladius (orig.) - IL, widespread north and west
          (syn.) Trichocladius helis Roback, 1957
          (syn.) Syncricotopus fontinalis Sæther, 1969
        Cricotopus (unassigned) olivetus Boesel, 1983 - OH (in Boesel 1983)
        Cricotopus (Isocladius) ornatus (Meigen, 1818) Chironomus (orig.) - ON, widespread north
        Cricotopus (Isocladius) pilitarsis (Zetterstedt, 1850) Chironomus (orig.) - widespread north
        Cricotopus (Cricotopus) politus (Coquillett, 1902) Orthocladius (orig.) - IL, OH, widespread
        Cricotopus (Paratrichocladius)
        rufiventris (Meigen, 1830) Chironomus (orig.) - ON, OH
        Cricotopus (Cricotopus) slossonae Malloch, 1915 - IL, OH, ON
        Cricotopus (Isocladius) sylvestris (Fabricius, 1794) Tipula (orig.) - OH, widespread
        Cricotopus (Cricotopus) tremulus (Linneaus, 1758) Tipula (orig.) - OH, widespread
        Cricotopus (Cricotopus) triannulatus (Macquart, 1826) Chironomus (orig.) - ON, widespread
        Cricotopus (Isocladius) tricinctus (Meigen, 1818) Chironomus (orig.) - OH, widespread
          (syn.) Cricotopus lebetis Sublette, 1964
        Cricotopus (Cricotopus) trifascia Edwards, 1929 - SK-PA, OH
          (syn.) Cricotopus ithacanensis Sublette, 1967
        Cricotopus (Isocladius) trifasciata (Meigen, in Panzer, 1813) Chironomus (orig.) - Cook-MSU; Berg 1950: 91
          (syn.) Cricotopus remus Sublette, 1964
        Cricotopus (Cricotopus) varipes Coquillett, 1902 - UMMZ
        Cricotopus (Cricotopus) vierriensis Goetghebuer, 1935 - OH widespread

      Diplocladius Kieffer, 1908

        Diplocladius cultriger Kieffer, in Kieffer & Thienemann 1908 - OH, widespread

      Diplosmittia Sæther, 1981

        Diplosmittia carinata Sæther, 1985 - Sæther, 1985

      Doithrix Sæther & Sublette, 1983

        [note: probably semiterrestrial, found in floodplains near margins of of small streams and seepage areas]
        Doithrix villosa Sæther & Sublette, 1983 - widespread

      Doncricotopus Sæther, 1981

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

      Epoicocladius Zavrel, 1924

        [note: larvae are epizootic or phoretic on bodies of the larval ephemerid mayflies (Ephemeroptera: Ephemeridae)]
        Epoicocladius flavens (Malloch, 1915) Camptocladius (orig.) - Oliver et al. 1990:25 (associated with Hexagenia spp.)
          (syn.) Camptocladius ephemerae Kieffer, in Sulc & Zavrel 1924
        Epoicocladius sp. 2 - associated with Litobranchia recurvata (Rick Jacobsen, pers. comm. 2004)
        Epoicocladius sp. 3 - associated with Ephemera spp. (Rick Jacobsen, pers. comm. 2004)

      Eukiefferiella Thienemann, 1926

        Eukiefferiella brevinervis (Malloch, 1915) Orthocladius (orig.) - IL, OH, PA
        Eukiefferiella claripennis (Lundbeck, 1898) Chironomus (orig.) - OH, widespread
        [note: larvae of this species or very close have been sampled in streams in Michigan - EB, pers. obs.]
          (syn.) Spaniotoma hospita Edwards, 1929
        Eukiefferiella devonica (Edwards, 1929) Spaniotoma (orig.) - widespread
        [note: larvae of this species or very close have been sampled in streams in Michigan - EB, pers. obs.]

      Gymnometriocnemus Goetghebuer, 1932

        Gymnometriocnemus (Raphidocladius) brumalis (Edwards, 1929) Metriocnemus (orig.) - widespread
          (syn.) Gymnometriocnemus acigus Sæther, 1983
        Gymnometriocnemus (Gymnometriocnemus) marionensis Sæther, 1969 - Stur and Ekrem 2015
        Gymnometriocnemus (Gymnometriocnemus) subnudus (Edwards, 1929) Metriocnemus (orig.) - ON, widespread north and east

      Heleniella Gowin, 1943

        Heleniella hirta Sæther, 1969 - Pat Hudson (pers. comm., 2012)
        Heleniella sp. Sæther, 1969 - male of an unidentified species collected from w. Washtenaw Co. by Pat Hudson

      Heterotrissocladius Spãrck, 1923

        Heterotrissocladius changi Sæther, 1975 - Winnell and White 1985
        Heterotrissocladius cooki Sæther, 1975 - MN
        Heterotrissocladius marcidus (Walker, 1856) Chironomus (orig.) - Sæther, 1975
        Heterotrissocladius oliveri Sæther, 1975 - Sæther, 1975 (indicated as MN but off Isle Royale, 27.5-120.5m depth in Lake Superior: p. 22)

      Hydrobaenus Fries, 1830

        Hydrobaenus johannseni (Sublette, 1967) Orthocladius (orig.) - Hudson coll.
          (syn.) Orthocladius domus Sublette, 1966
          (syn.) Trissocladius hamiltoni Sæther, 1969
        Hydrobaenus pilipes (Malloch, 1915) Orthocladius (orig.) - Il, OH, ON, widespread
        Hydrobaenus spinnatis Sæther, 1976 - Hudson, pers.comm. 2011

      Hydrosmittia Ferrington & Sæther, 2011

        Hydrosmittia oxoniana (Edwards, 1922) Camptocladius (orig.) - widespread
          (syn.) Parakiefferiella hidakagehea Sasa & Suzuki, 2000
          (syn.) Parakiefferiella hidakaheia Sasa & Suzuki, 2000
          (syn.) Prosmittia togarisea (Sasa & Okazawa, 1992)
          (syn.) Pseudosmittia hachijosecunda Sasa, 1994
          (syn.) Pseudosmittia hidakagehea Sasa & Suzuki, 2000
          (syn.) Pseudosmittia kurobeokasia Sasa & Okazawa, 1992
          (syn.) Pseudosmittia schachti Casper & Reiss, 1989:130, pro parte, paratype not holotype
          (syn.) Pseudosmittia togarisea Sasa & Okazawa, 1992
          (syn.) Pseudosmittia toyamaresea Sasa, 1996
          (syn.) Pseudosmittia yakyopea Sasa & Suzuki, 2000
          (syn.) Pseudosmittia yakypequea Sasa & Suzuki, 2000
          (syn.) Spaniotoma (Smittia) recta Edwards, 1929
        Hydrosmittia ruttneri (Strenzke & Thienemann, 1942) Pseudosmittia (orig.) - Ferrington & Sæther, 2011
          (syn.) Pseudosmittia brevitarsus Brundin, 1947
          (syn.) Pseudosmittia schachti Caspers & Reiss, 1989
          (syn.) Smittia oxoniana Edwards, 1937

      Limnophyes Eaton, 1875

        Limnophyes asquamatus Andersen, 1937 - BC, WV, widespread Holarctic
          (syn.) Limnophyes septentrionalis Goetghebuer, 1940
          (syn.) Limnophyes smolandicus Brudin, 1947
          (syn.) Limnophyes vernalis Brudin, 1947
          (syn.) Limnophyes franzi Goetghebuer, 1949
          (syn.) Limnophyes hamiltoni Sæther, 1969
        Limnophyes brachytomus (Kieffer, 1922) Camptocladius (orig.) - MN, widespread
          (syn.) Limnophyes borealis Goetghebuer, 1933
          (syn.) Limnophyes spatulosus Sæther, 1975
        Limnophyes carolinensis Sæther, 1975 - ON, MN widespread east
        Limnophyes minimus (Meigen, 1818) Chironomus (orig.) - Sæther 1990 (p. 59; N. Br. Ausable R., Crawford Co.)
          (syn.) Limnophyes pusillus Eaton, 1875
          (syn.) Spaniotoma (Limnophyes) pusillus (Eaton), 1875; Edwards, 1929
          (syn.) Limnophyes groenlandiensis Søgaard Andersen, 1937
          (syn.) Limnophyes interruptus Goetghebuer, 1938
          (syn.) Limnophyes bipunctatus Goetghebuer, 1941
          (syn.) Limnophyes praecox Goetghebuer, 1944
          (syn.) Limnophyes immucronatus Sæther, 1969
          (syn.) Limnophyes hudsoni Sæther, 1975
          (syn.) Limnophyes natalensis (Kieffer) sensu Freeman, 1957 (pro parte, misid.)
          (syn.) ?Camptocladius punctulatus Goetghebuer, 1913, nom. dub.
          (syn.) ?Camptocladius exiguus Goetghebuer, 1913, nom. dub.
          (syn.) ?Camptocladius hexatomus Kieffer, 1915, nom. dub.
          (syn.) ?Limnophyes tamakyioides Sasa, 1983
          (syn.) ?Limnophyes fujinonus Sasa, 1985
        Limnophyes natalensis (Kieffer, 1914) Camptocladius (orig.) - OH, WI, widespread
          (syn.) Camptocladius palmensis Santos-Abreu, 1918
          (syn.) Limnophyes brevis Goetghebuer, 1934
          (syn.) Limnophyes bequaerti Goetghebuer, 1939
          (syn.) Limnophyes spinosa Freeman, 1953
          (syn.) Limnophyes nudiradius Sæther, 1975
          (syn.) ?Limnophyes jemtlandicus Brundin, 1947, nom. dub.

      Lopescladius Oliveira, 1967

        Lopescladius verruculosus Sæther, 1983 - Yanoviak & McCafferty 1996 (Mountain Stream, Pine River - Marquette Co.), unassociated larvae and pupae specimens of Lopescladius sp. also taken from Grand Traverse and Newaygo Counties (from sandy substrates)

      Mesosmittia Brundin, 1956

        Mesosmittia patrihortae Sæther, 1985 - OH
        Mesosmittia prolixa Sæther, 1985 - IL, OH (expect in s. LP)

      Metriocnemus Wulp, 1874

        Metriocnemus aequalis Johannsen, 1934 - IL, OH
        Metriocnemus albolineatus (Meigen, 1818) Chironomus (orig.) - OH, widespread middle
          (syn.) Metriocnemus atratulus Zetterstedt, 1850
        Metriocnemus fuscipes (Meigen, 1818) Chironomus (orig.) - widespread north
        Metriocnemus knabi Coquillett, 1904 - E. Bright, collected from pitcher plant Sarracenia purpurea
        Metriocnemus obscuripes (Holmgren, 1869) Chironomus (orig.) - ON, widespread north
          (syn.) Metriocnemus hygropetricus Kieffer, 1912
          (syn.) Metriocnemus longitarsus Goetghebuer, 1921

      Nanocladius Kieffer, 1913

        Nanocladius (Nanocladius) alternantherae Dendy and Sublette, 1959 - OH, widespread southeast
        Nanocladius (Plecopteracoluthus) branchicolus Sæther, 1977 - Preque Isle Co. (Rick Jacobsen, pers. comm. 2004)
        Nanocladius (Nanocladius) distinctus (Malloch, 1915) Orthocladius (orig.) - IL, OH, ON widespread
        Nanocladius (Plecopteracoluthus) downesi Steffan, 1965 - Oliver et al. 1990:31
        Nanocladius (Nanocladius) incomptus Sublette, 1970 - OH, ON widespread east
        Nanocladius (Nanocladius) mallochi Sublette, 1970 - OH, IL
          (syn.) Orthocladius distinctus var. bicolor Malloch, 1915, preocc. Zetterstedt, 1838
        Nanocladius (Nanocladius) rectinervis Cricotopus (orig.) - Yanoviak & McCafferty 1996 (Mountain Stream, Huron River - Marquette Co.)
        Nanocladius (Nanocladius) spiniplenus Sæther, 1977 - OH, ON
        Nanocladius (Plecopteracoluthus) sp. 3 - associated with Pteronarcys spp. (Plecoptera: Pteronarcyidae) (Rick Jacobsen, pers. comm. 2004)
        Nanocladius (Plecopteracoluthus) sp. 5 - WI, associated with Nigronia serricornis (Megaloptera: Corydalidae) and Argia spp. (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) (Rick Jacobsen, pers. comm. 2004)

      Orthocladius Wulp, 1874

        Orthocladius (Euorthocladius) abiskoensis Edwards, 1937 - widespread
        Orthocladius (Symposiocladius) annectens Sæther, 1969 - MN, ON, PA
        Orthocladius (Symposiocladius) bilyji Sæther, 2003 - ON, maybe widespread
        Orthocladius (Orthocladius) carlatus (Roback, 1957) Hydrobaenus (orig.) - Yanoviak & McCafferty 1996 (Salmon-Trout River, Marquette Co.)
        Orthocladius (Orthocladius) clarkei Soponis, 1977 - ON, MN, IL, PA
        Orthocladius (Orthocladius) cooki Soponis, 1977 - MN, PA
        Orthocladius (Orthocladius) dentifer Brundin, 1947 - e. ON, widespread west
        Orthocladius (Orthocladius) dorenus (Roback, 1957) Hydrobaenus (orig.) - NWT, NV, NB, SC
          (syn.) Orthocladius curranti Sublette, 1967
        Orthocladius(Eudactylocladius) dubitatus Johannsen, 1942 - OH, east
        Orthocladius (Orthocladius) frigidus (Zetterstedt, 1838) Chironomus (orig.) - MN (Soponis, 1987)
          (comb.) Spaniotoma (Orthocladius) frigidus Zetterstedt, Edwards, 1929
          (comb.) Hydrobaenus (Bryophaenocladius) frigidus Zetterstedt, Kloet & Hincks, 1945
          (syn.) "Rheorthocladius" curranti Zetterstedt, Thienemann, 1944
        Orthocladius (Symposiocladius) lignicola Kieffer in Potthast, 1915 - MN, widespread
        Orthocladius (Euorthocladius) luteipes Goetghebuer, 1938 - widespread Holarctic (expect in w. UP?)
        Orthocladius (Orthocladius) mallochi Kieffer, 1919 - Soponis, 1977
        Orthocladius (Orthocladius) manitobensis Sæther, 1969 - MN west (expect in w. UP?)
        Orthocladius (Orthocladius) nigritus Malloch, 1915 - MN, OH, widespread north
        Orthocladius (Orthocladius) obumbratus Johannsen, 1905 - Soponis, 1977
          (syn.) Hydrobaenus paradorenus Roback, 1957
        Orthocladius (Orthocladius) oliveri Soponis, 1977 - Soponis, 1977
        Orthocladius (Euorthocladius) rivicola Kieffer, 1911 - MN, widespread Holarctic
        Orthocladius (Euorthocladius) rivulorum Kieffer, 1909 - (coll. EB, Huron River, Washtenaw Co. Feb. 2003)
        Orthocladius (Euorthocladius) saxosus (Tokunaga, 1939) Spaniotoma (orig.) - widespread Holarctic (expect in w. UP?)
        Orthocladius (Orthocladius) smolandicus Brundin, 1947 - MN, widespread north-west (expect in w. UP?)
        Orthocladius (Euorthocladius) thienemanni Kieffer in Kieffer & Thienemann, 1906 - widespread Holarctic

      Parachaetochladius Wülker, 1959

        Parachaetochladius abnobaeus Wülker, 1959 - ON, widespread

      Paracladius Hirvenoja, 1973

        Paracladius sp. - larvae of unassociated species collected from unspecified location in Lake Superior (Stroom et al. 2003)

      Parakiefferiella Thienemann, 1936

        Parakiefferiella bathophila (Kieffer, 1912) Dactylocladius (orig.) - widespread
        Parakiefferiella coronata (Edwards, 1929) Spaniotoma (orig.) - widespread
        Parakiefferiella nigra Brundin, 1949 - ON, widespread Holarctic (Walker et al. 1992)
        Parakiefferiella subaterrima (Malloch, 1915) Camptocladius (orig.) - IL, widespread north
          (syn.) Parakiefferiella torulata Sæther, 1969

      Parametriocnemus Goetghebuer, 1932

        Parametriocnemus lundbeckii (Johannsen, 1905) Metriocnemus (orig.) - Sæther 1969
          (syn.) Metriocnemus innocuus Curran, 1930
          (syn.) Parametriocnemus innocuus (Curran), Sublette 1966

      Paraphaenocladius Thienemann, 1924

        Paraphaenocladius exagitans (Johannsen, 1905) Metriocnemus (orig.) - IL, OH, WI

          (syn.) Metriocnemus brachyneura Malloch, 1915
        Paraphaenocladius impensus (Walker, 1856) Chironomus (orig.) - MN (expect in UP; widespread northern Holarctic, in seeps, moist soils - as ssp. s. str. - Sæther & Wang 1995)
          (syn.) Chironomus debilipennis Lundbeck, 1898
          (syn.) Metriocnemus angulatus Goetghebuer, 1921
        Paraphaenocladius innasus Sæther & Wang 1995 - SD-SC, widespread (Sæther and Wang 1995)
        Paraphaenocladius pseudirritus Strenzke, 1950 - Sæther & Wang 1995 (as ssp. nearcticus)
          (syn.) Metriocnemus irratus var. Edwards, 1929
        Paraphaenocladius pusillus Sæther & Wang 1995 - records from South Carolina and Japan may indicate this species has a wide holarctic distribution

      Psectrocladius Kieffer, 1906

        Psectrocladius (Allopsectrocladius) flavus (Johannsen, 1905) Orthocladius (orig.) - Il, widespread north
        Psectrocladius (unassigned) pilosus Roback, 1957 - widespread
        Psectrocladius (Psectrocladius) simulans (Johannsen, 1937) Spaniotoma (orig.) - Winnell and White 1985
        Psectrocladius (Psectrocladius) vernalis (Malloch, 1915) Orthocladius (orig.) - IL, MN, OH, ON

      Pseudorthocladius Goetghebuer, 1932

        Pseudorthocladius (Pseudorthocladius) lunatus Sæther & Sublette, 1983 - Oliver et al. 1990:36
        Pseudorthocladius (Pseudorthocladius) uniserratus Sæther & Sublette, 1983 - ON, widespread

      Pseudosmittia Goetghebuer, 1932

        Pseudosmittia digitata Sæther, 1981 - Ferrington & Sæther, 2011
        Pseudosmittia forcipata (Goetghebuer, 1921) Camptochironomus (orig.) - NB-NM, OH
        Pseudosmittia mathildae Albu, 1968 - widespread
          (syn.) Diplosmittia amamibifurca (Sasa); Sæther et al. (2000: 185)
          (syn.) Diplosmittia hibaribifurca (Sasa & Arakawa); Sæther et al., 2000: 185
          (syn.) Diplosmittia itachibifurca (Sasa); Sæther et al. (2000: 185)
          (syn.) Diplosmittia sasai Makarchenko & Makarchenko, 2005
          (syn.) Diplosmittia shoufukuundecima (Sasa); Sæther et al. (2000: 185)
          (syn.) Pseudosmittia amamibifurca Sasa, 1990
          (syn.) Pseudosmittia furudobifurca Sasa & Arakawa, 1994
          (syn.) Pseudosmittia hibaribifurca Sasa, 1993
          (syn.) Pseudosmittia itachibifurca Sasa & Kawai, 1987
          (syn.) Pseudosmittia shoufukuundecima Sasa, 1997
          (syn.) Pseudosmittia trilobata Langton, 1991
          (syn.) Pseudosmittia sp. B? Strenzke, 1960
        Pseudosmittia paraconjuncta (Hardy, 1960) Orthocladius (orig.) (Smittia) - widespread
          (syn.) Pseudosmittia near restricta Sæther, 1977
        Pseudosmittia ruttneri Strenzke & Thienemann, 1942 - Ferrington & Sæther, 2011

      Psilometriocnemus Sæther, 1969

        Psilometriocnemus triannulatus Sæther, 1969 - MN, ON, widespread

      Rheocricotopus Thienemann & Harnisch, 1932

        Rheocricotopus (Rheocricotopus) effusus (Walker, 1856) - IL-SC (Oliver et al. 1990:37)
          (orig.) Chironomus effusus Walker, 1856:180
        Rheocricotopus (Rheocricotopus) eminellobus Sæther, 1969:85 - ON, widespread (Oliver et al. 1990:37)
        Rheocricotopus (Psilocricotopus) glabricollis (Meigen, 1830) Chironomus (orig.) - MB-NC
        Rheocricotopus (Psilocricotopus) robacki (Beck & Beck, 1964) - ON-MT s. to MS-FL, OH (Oliver et al. 1990:37)
          (orig.) Trichocladius robacki Beck and Beck 1964:204
          (syn.) Rheocricotopus kenorensis Sæther, 1969:88

      Rheosmittia Brundin, 1986

        Rheosmittia unnamed sp. - widespread

      Smittia Holmgren, 1869

        Smittia aterrima (Meigen, 1818) - UMMZ
          (orig.) Chironomus atterima Meigen, 1818:47
        Smittia lasiophtalma (Malloch, 1915) - IL
          (orig.) Camptocladius lasiophtalmus Malloch, 1915:509
        Smittia lasiops (Malloch, 1915) - IL
          (orig.) Camptocladius lasiops Malloch, 1915:508

      Symbiocladius Kieffer, 1925

        [larvae are parasitic on Ephemeroptera nymphs, usually attached under wing pads of nymph]
        Symbiocladius equitans (Claassen, 1922) - widespread (expect in UP)
          (orig.) Trissocladius equitans Claassen, 1922:397

      Synorthocladius Thienemann, 1935

        Synorthocladius semivirens (Kieffer, 1909) - E. Bright, pers. obs.
          (orig.) Dactylocladius semivirens Kieffer, 1909:48

      Tavastia Tuiskunen, 1985

        Tavastia cristacauda Sæther, 1991(1992) - White Cedar Swamp, Newago Co. (Sæther, 1991(1992))

      Thienemanniella Kieffer, 1911

        Thienemanniella elana (Roback, 1957) Corynoneura (orig.) - OH
          (orig.) Corynoneura elana Roback, 1957:10
        Thienemanniella lobapodema Hestenes & Sæther, 2000 - E. Bright, pers. obs.
          (syn.) Thienemanniella nr. fusca (Kieffer), in Simpson & Bode, 1980
        Thienemanniella similis (Malloch, 1915) - IL, OH, widespread (Oliver et al. 1990:39)
          (orig.) Corynoneura similis Malloch, 1915:413
        Thienemanniella taurocapitata Hestenes & Sæther, 2000 - E. Bright, pers. obs.
        Thienemanniella xena (Roback, 1957) - E. Bright, pers. obs.
          (orig.) Corynoneura xena Roback, 1957:61

      Tvetenia Kieffer, 1922

        Tvetenia calvescens (Edwards, 1929) - OH
          (orig.) Spaniotoma calvescens Edwards, 1929:353
        Tvetenia paucunca (Sæther, 1969) - E. Bright, pers. obs.
          (orig.) Eukiefferiella paucunca Sæther, 1969:46
        Tvetenia tshernovskii (Pankratova, 1968) Eukiefferiella (orig.) - E. Bright, pers. obs.
          (orig.) Eukiefferiella tshernovskii Pankrotova, 1968:253
          (syn.) Eukiefferiella vitracies Sæther, 1969:49
          (syn.) Tvetenia vitracies (Sæther, 1969), Przhibora and Sæther 2010:57

      Xylotopus Oliver, 1982

        Xylotopus par (Coquillett, 1901) - Oliver 1985; Kaufman et al. 1986; Kaufman and King 1987:2280; Michael Kaufman, pers.comm. (February 2013: Augusta Creek, Kalamazoo Co.: 42.37242°N,-85.36052°W; 42.37108°N,-85.36092°W; 42.39061°N,-85.35150°W; 42.39042°N,-85.35135°W)
          (orig.) Orthocladius par Coquillett, 1901:608
          (syn.) Eurycnemus scitulus Coquillett, 1901:608

      Zalutschia Lipina, 1939

        Zalutschia lingulata Sæther, 1976 - Hudson & Bright 2012
        Zalutschia zalutschicola Lipina, 1939 - widespread boreal

    Subfamily PODONOMINAE

      Boreochlus Edwards, 1938 (Tribe Boreochlini)

        Boreochlus persimilis (Johannsen, 1926) - Hudson (2011, pers. comm.)
          (orig.) Trichotanypus persimilis Johannsen, 1926:99
          (syn.) Boreochlus longisetus Brundin, 1966

      Lasiodiamesa Kieffer, 1924 (Tribe Boreochlini)

        Lasiodiamesa arientina (Coquillett, 1908) - ON, WI east (Sæther, 1969:8-15)
          (orig.) Tanypus arientinus Coquillett, 1908:144
          (comb.) Podonomus arientinus (Coquillett, 1908), in Johannsen 1934:346, 1952:13
        Lasiodiamesa brusti Sæther, 1969:15 - MN, widespread northcentral and northwest, may occur in Isle Royale
        Lasiodiamesa tenebrosa (Coquillett, 1905) - MN, widespread northern
          (orig.) Tanypus tenebrosus Coquillett, 1905:66
          (syn.) Linacerus piloala Garrett, 1925:9
          (syn.) Lasiodiamesa nearctica Brundin, 1966:326
        Lasiodiamesa sphagnicola (Kieffer, 1925) - ON, east
          (syn.) Isoplastus nearcticus Kieffer, 1925:16

      Paraboreochlus Thienemann, 1939 (Tribe Boreochlini)

        Paraboreochlus stahli Coffman, in Coffman, Ferrington & Seward, 1988:192 - KS, Palaearctic

      Parochlus Enderlein, 1912 (Tribe Podonomini)

        Parochlus kiefferi (Garrett, 1925) Paratanypus (orig.) - AK-NB, s. to CA, PA
          (orig.) Paratanypus kiefferi Garrett, 1925:8
          (syn.) Tanypus tibialis Staeger, 1845:354, preocc. Tanypus tibialis Say, 1823)
          (syn.) Paratanypus tibialis Garrett, 1925
          (syn.) Podonomus peregrinus Edwards, 1929:296
          (syn.) Podonomus sp. Sublette, 1964

    Subfamily PRODIAMESINAE

      Monodiamesa Kieffer, 1922

        Monodiamesa bathyphila (Kieffer, 1918) - Curry 1954:545 (as P. bathyphila)
          (orig.) Prodimaesa bathyphila Kieffer, 1919:102
          (syn.) Monodiamesa chuzenigra Sasa, 1989
          (syn.) Prodiamesa kamidefea Sasa & Hirabayashi, 1993
        Monodiamesa depectinata Sæther, 1973:666 - MB, ONT, PA
        Monodiamesa tuberculata Sæther, 1973:671 - Winnell and White 1985

      Odontomesa Pagast, 1947

        Odontomesa fulva (Kieffer, 1919) Prodiamesa (orig.) - MI - Curry 1954:545 (as Psilodiamesa fulva)
          (orig.) Prodiamesa fulva Kieffer, 1919:132
          (comb.) Psilodiamesa fulva (Kieffer, 1919), authors
          (syn.) Prodiamesa nigripalpis Goetghebuer, 1922
          (syn.) Monodiamesa flabellata Kieffer in Zavrel, 1926
          (syn.) Cryptochironomus polysetica Botnariuc & Cure, 1956

      Prodiamesa Kieffer, 1906

        Prodiamesa olivacea (Miegen, 1818) - Curry 1954:545
          (orig.) Chironomus olivaceus Meigen, 1818:20
          (syn.) Chironomus turpis Zetterstedt, 1838
          (syn.) Tanypus occidentalis Coquillett, 1902
          (syn.) Chironomus scutellata Meigen, 1818
          (syn.) Diamesa notata Staeger, 1839
          (syn.) Diamesa consobrinus Zetterstedt, 1850

    Subfamily TANYPODINAE

      Ablabesmyia Johannsen, 1905 (Tribe Pentaneurini)

        Ablabesmyia (Asayia) annulata (Say, 1823) - Roback 1971:378-380
          (orig.) Tanypus annulatus Say, 1823:15
        Ablabesmyia (Ablabesmyia) aspera (Roback, 1959) Pentaneura (orig.) - Roback 1971
          (orig.) Pentaneura (Ablabesmyia) aspera Roback, 1959:124
          (syn.) Pentaneura gera Roback, 1959
        Ablabesmyia (Ablabesmyia) hauberi Beck & Beck, 1966 - MB-ONT, NY-PA s. to MS-FL
        Ablabesmyia (Ablabesmyia) janta (Roback, 1959) - NWT-MD, OH, s. to FL (Roback 1971:372-373)
          (orig.) Pentaneura (Ablabesmyia) janta Roback, 1959:120
          (misid.) Pentaneura monilis var. 1, Johannsen 1946:272
        Ablabesmyia (Karelia) illinoensis (Malloch, 1915) - Roback 1971:358-360
          (orig.) Tanypus illinoensis Malloch, 1915:376
          (comb.) Pentaneura illinoensis various authors
          (comb.) Pentaneura (Ablabesmyia) illinoensis (Malloch, 1915), Roback 1959:121
          (syn.) Tanypus idei Walley, 1925:272
        Ablabesmyia (Ablabesmyia) johannseni (Roback, 1959) - IL (Roback 1971:371)
          (orig.) Pentaneura (Ablabesmyia) johannseni Roback 1959:131
          (misid.) Tanypus illinoensis Malloch, 1915 (part):376, paratype 13972
          (syn.) Pentaneura monilis var. 2, Johannsen 1946:273
        Ablabesmyia (Ablabesmyia) mallochi (Walley, 1925) - Roback 1971:369-371
          (orig.) Tanypus mallochi Walley, 1925:273
          (comb.) Pentaneura malloch (Walley, 1925), Hauber 1945:497, Johannsen 1946:274
          (misid.) Tanypus illinoensis Malloch, 1915 (part):376, paratype 13705
          (misid.) Pentaneura illinoensis (Malloch, 1915), Johannsen 1946 (part, var. 6):273-274
          (syn.) Pentaneura auriensis Roback, 1957:39
          (syn.) Pentaneura aequifasciata Dendy & Sublette, 1959:507
          (syn.) Ablabesmyia ornata Beck & Beck, 1966:328
          (syn.) Ablabesmyia tarella Roback, 1971:368
        Ablabesmyia (Ablabesmyia) monilis (Linneaus, 1758) Tipula (orig.) - Roback 1971:375-378
          (comb.) Ablabesmyia monilis var. nigra Roback, 1971
          (syn.) Tanypus basalis Walley, 1925
          (syn.) nec. Pentaneura basalis, Hauber 1945:496,498
          (syn.) Pentaneura basalis, Johannsen 1946:272
          (misid.) nec. Pentaneura basalis?, Roback 1957:40, Sublette 1957:380
          (syn.) Ablabesmyia basalis (Walley, 1925), Roback 1971:373-374
          (syn.) Ablabesmyia americana Fittkau, 1905:430 (n. nam. for Tipula monilis, Johannsen, 1905: 142, not Linnaeus 1758, misid.)
        Ablabesmyia (Ablabesmyia) parajanta Roback, 1971 - ONT, NY - NEB s. to FL (Roback 1971:373)
        Ablabesmyia (Karelia) peleensis (Walley, 1926) - Roback 1971:361-362
          (orig.) Tanypus peleensis Walley, 1926:64
          (misid.) Tanypus illinoensis Malloch, 1915:376, paratype 18799
          (comb.) Pentaneura peleensis (Walley, 1926) various authors
        Ablabesmyia (Karelia) pulchripennis (Lundbeck, 1898) Tanypus (orig.) - QUE-AB,SD-CO
          (orig.) Tanypus pulchripennis Lundbeck 1898:293
          (syn.) Tanypus prudens Walley, 1925; Walley 1928:585
          (syn.) Pentaneura prudens (Walley, 1925), Johannsen 1946:271
          (syn.) Pentaneura (Ablabesmyia) prudens (Walley, 1925), Roback 1959:120, Dendy and Sublette 1959:148
          (syn.) Ablabesmyia prudens (Walley, 1925), Sublette and Sublette 1065:148, Beck and Beck 1966:320
        Ablabesmyia (Ablabesmyia) rhamphe Sublette 1964:114 - MN-OH s. to FL (Roback 1971:372)
          (syn.) ?Tanypus sp. A, Malloch 1915:397
          (misid.) Pentaneura basalis, Hauber 1945:498 (pupa)
          (misid.) Pentaneura basalis?, Sublette 1957:380, larval ecology

      Apsectrotanypus Fittkau, 1962 (Tribe Macropelopiini)

        Apsectrotanypus johnsoni (Coquillett, 1901) - Roback 1971
          (orig.) Tanypus johnsoni Coquillett, 1901:609

      Brundiniella Roback, 1978 (Tribe Macropelopiini)

        Brundiniella eumorpha (Sublette, 1964) Anatopynia (orig.) - Roback 1971

      Clinotanypus Kieffer, 1913 (Tribe Coelotanypodini)

        Clinotanypus pinguis (Loew, 1861) Tanypus (orig.) - Roback 1971
          (syn.) Tanypus flavicinctus Loew, 1861
          (syn.) Tanypus thoracicus Loew, 1866
          (syn.) Procladius caliginosus Johannsen, 1905

      Coelotanypus Kieffer, 1913 (Tribe Coelotanypodini)

        Coelotanypus concinnus(Coquillett, 1895) Tanypus (orig.) - Roback 1971
          (syn.) Coelotanypus flavus Kieffer, 1923
        Coelotanypus scapularis (Loew, 1866) Tanypus (orig.) - Roback 1971
        Coelotanypus tricolor (Loew, 1861) Tanypus (orig.) -IL, IN, OH

      Conchapelopia Fittkau, 1957 (Tribe Pentaneurini)

        Conchapelopia aleta Roback, 1971 - e CA and USA
        Conchapelopia currani (Walley, 1925) Tanypus (orig.) - Cook-MSU
        Conchapelopia fasciata Beck & Beck, 1966 - AB-ONT, OH, s. to KS, FL
          (syn.) Conchapelopia dusena Roback, 1971
        Conchapelopia pallens (Coquillett, 1902) Tanypus (orig.) - AK-QUE, s. to CA-FL
          (syn.) Pentaneura goniodes Sublette, 1964
          (syn.) Conchapelopia goniodes var. trifida Roback, 1971
        Conchapelopia rurika (Roback, 1957) Pentaneura (orig.) - MB-QUE, OH, s. to KS-GA
        Conchapelopia telema Roback, 1971 - NWT-ONT, OH, s. to NC

      Djalmabatista Fittkau, 1968 (Tribe Procladiini)

        Djalmabatista pulchra (Johannsen, 1908) Protenthes (orig.) - Roback 1971:161; Oliver et al. 1990;14
          (syn.) Tanypus apicalis Johannsen, 1908
          (syn.) Protenthes fasciger Curran, 1930
          (syn.) Procladius maculatus Roback, 1971

      Guttipelopia Fittkau, 1962 (Tribe Pentaneurini)

        Guttipelopia guttipennis (Wulp, 1861) Tanypus (orig.) - Cook-MSU
          (comb.) Tanypus multipunctatus Curran, 1930
          (syn.) Guttipelopia currani Beck & Beck, 1966

      Hayesomyia Murray & Fittkau, 1985 (Tribe Pentaneurini)

        Hayesomyia senata (Walley, 1925) Tanypus (orig.) - Cook-MSU
          (comb.) Thienemannimyia (Thienemannimyia) senata (Walley), in Roback 1971
          (syn.) Pentaneura chrysops Sublette, 1964
          (syn.) ?Chironomus unicolor Walker, 1848 (descr. female)

      Helopelopia Roback, 1971 (Tribe Pentaneurini)

        Helopelopia cornuticaudata (Walley, 1925) Tanypus (orig.) - Cook-MSU
        Helopelopia pilicaudata (Walley, 1925) Tanypus (orig.) - NWT-NB, s. to NC

      Labrundinia Fittkau, 1962 (Tribe Pentaneurini)

        Labrundinia neopilosella Beck & Beck, 1966 - Cook-MSU
        Labrundinia pilosella (Loew, 1866) Tanypus (orig.) - Cook-MSU

      Larsia Fittkau, 1962 (Tribe Pentaneurini)

        Larsia berneri Beck & Beck, 1966 - MN
        Larsia canadensis Bilyj, 1984 - CAN e. of Rockies
        Larsia decolorata (Malloch, 1915) Tanypus (orig.) - Curry 1954, Roback 1971
          (syn.) Larsia lurida Beck & Beck, 1966
          (syn.) Larsia indistincta Beck & Beck, 1966
        Larsia marginella (Malloch, 1915) Tanypus (orig.) - IL, QUE-KS
        Larsia planensis (Johannsen, 1946) Pentaneura (orig.) - QUE-CA, OH

      Macropelopia Thienemann in Thienemann & Kieffer, 1916 (Tribe Macropelopiini)

        Macropelopia decedens (Walker, 1848) Tanypus (orig.) - Curry 1954
          (syn.) Tanypus hirtipennis Loew, 1866
          (syn.) Anatopynia dena Roback, in Sublette & Sublette, 1965 [new name for Anatopynia brunnea Roback, 1955]

      Meropelopia Roback, 1971 (Tribe Pentaneurini)

        Meropelopia americana (Fittkau, 1957) Conchapelopia (orig.) - Yanoviak & McCafferty 1996 (Pine River, Marquette Co.)
        Meropelopia flavifrons (Johannsen, 1905) Ablabesmyia (orig.) - Roback 1971; Cook-MSU
          (syn.) Pentaneura gesta Roback, in Sublette & Sublette, 1965
          (syn.) Arctopelopia fittkaui Beck & Beck, 1966
          (syn.) Cantopelopia gesta Roback, 1971

      Monopelopia Fittkau, 1962 (Tribe Pentaneurini)

        Monopelopia boliekae Beck & Beck, 1966 - BC-ONT, s. to MS, FL
        Monopelopia tenuicalcar (Kieffer, 1918) Tanypus (orig.) - BC-ONT, s. CA-FL

      Natarsia Fittkau, 1962 (Tribe Natarsiini)

        Natarsia baltimorea Tanypus (orig.) - Sublette and Sublette 1965
          (syn.) Ablabesmyia fastuosa Johannsen, 1905

      Nilotanypus Kieffer, 1923 (Tribe Pentaneurini)

      Paramerina Fittkau, 1962 (Tribe Pentaneurini)

      Pentaneura Philippi, 1865 (Tribe Pentaneurini)

        Pentaneura inconspicua (Malloch, 1915) - Tanypus (orig.) - IL, ON - widespread
          (syn.) Pentaneura comosa Sublette, 1964
          (syn.) Pentaneura inculta Beck & Beck, 1966
        Pentaneura indecisca (Williston, 1896) Tanypus (orig.) - NY s. to Neotropical
        Pentaneura inyoensis Sublette, 1964 - IL, widespread

      Procladius Skuse, 1889 (Tribe Procladiini)

        Procladius (Psilotanypus) bellus (Loew, 1866) Tanypus (orig.) - UMMZ; Cook-MSU
          (syn.) Procladius adumbratus Johannsen, 1905
          (syn.) Tanypus pusillus Loew, 1866
          (syn.) Procladius flavidus Kieffer, 1923
          (syn.) Procladius malifero Garrett, 1925
        Procladius (Holotanypus) culiciformis (Linneaus, 1767) Tanypus (orig.) - Curry 1954 (as Protenthes claripennis), Oliver et al. 1990: 15
          (syn.) Tanypus crassinervis Zetterstedt, 1838
          (syn.) Protenthes claripennis Malloch, 1915
        Procladius (Holotanypus) denticulatus Sublette, 1964 - Roback 1971
        Procladius (Holotanypus) dentus Roback, 1971 - widespread boreal
        Procladius (Holotanypus) freemani Sublette, 1964 - widespread, mostly boreal
        Procladius (Psilotanypus) macrotrichus Roback, 1971 - MN
        Procladius (Psilotanypus) riparius (Malloch, 1915) Protenthes (orig.) - UMMZ; Cook-MSU
        Procladius (Holotanypus) ruris Roback, 1971 - MN, widespread north
        Procladius (Holotanypus) sublettei Roback, 1971 - Roback 1971

      Psectrotanypus Kieffer, 1909 (Tribe Macropelopiini)

        Psectrotanypus discolor (Coquillett, 1902) Tanypus (orig.) - WA-NH, WI
        Psectrotanypus dyari (Coquillett, 1902) Tanypus (orig.) - Roback 1971
          (syn.) Tanypus guttularis Coquillett, 1902
          (syn.) Tanypus garretti Walley, 1925

      Reomyia Roback, 1986 (Tribe Pentaneurini)

        Reomyia nr. wartinbei (Roback, 1984) Zavrelimyia (orig.) - OH

      Rheopelopia Fittkau, 1962 (Tribe Pentaneurini)

        Rheopelopia acra (Roback, 1971) Thienemannimyia (orig.) - Roback 1971
        Rheopelopia paramaculipennis (Roback, 1971) Thienemannimyia (orig.) - OH, IL east
        Rheopelopia perda (Roback, 1971) Thienemannimyia (orig.) - MN, ON widespread north

      Tanypus Meigen, 1803 (Tribe Tanypodini)

        Tanypus (Tanypus) carinatus Sublette, 1964 - Cook-MSU
        Tanypus (Tanypus) concavus Roback, 1971 - Oliver et al. 1990
        Tanypus (Apelopia) neopunctipennis Sublette, 1964 - OH, widespread
        Tanypus (Tanypus) punctipennis Meigen, 1818 - Roback 1971
        Tanypus (Tanypus) stellatus Coquillett, 1902 - Roback 1971
        Tanypus (Tanypus) villipennis (Kieffer, 1918) Protenthes (orig.) - Roback 1971; Oliver et al. 1990:16

      Telopelopia Roback, 1971 (Tribe Pentaneurini)

        Telopelopia okoboji (Walley, 1928) - Tanypus (orig.) - MB, MN, OH, VA

      Thienemannimyia Fittkau, 1957 (Tribe Pentaneurini)

        Thienemannimyia norena (Roback, 1957) Pentaneura (orig.) - Oliver et al. 1990:14
          (comb.) Thienemannimyia norena var. quadrata Roback, 1971

      Trissopelopia Kieffer, 1923 (Tribe Pentaneurini)

        Trissopelopia ogemawi Roback, 1971 - Oliver et al. 1990:14

      Zavrelimyia Fittkau, 1962 (Tribe Pentaneurini)

        Zavrelimyia bifasciata (Coquillett, 1901) - widespread north and central
          (orig.) Tanypus bifasciatus Coquillett, 1901:609
        Zavrelimyia sinuosa (Coquillett, 1905) Tanypus (orig.) - Cook-MSU
          (syn.) Zavrelimyia carneosa Fittkau, 1962
          (syn.) Pentaneura fluminalis Sublette, 1964
        Zavrelimyia thryptica (Sublette, 1964) Pentaneura (orig.) - ON, widespread

      incerta sedis (Tribe Pentaneurini)

        Tanypus futilis Wulp, 1867 - WI

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Page updates:

  • June 11, 2016 - Gymnometriocnemus marionensis added to species list based on literature citation (Stur and Ekrem 2015)
  • March 14, 2016 - Paratrichocladius Santos Abreu, 1918, always a difficult genus to differentiate from Cricotopus, has been placed in junoir synonymy with the latter by Cranston and Krosch (2015)
  • March 30, 2015 - Chironomus attenuatus is a nomen dubium (type specimen lost), and (together with its synonomies) was synonomyzed under Chironomus decorus - thanks to Jon Martin for this information
  • December 13, 2013 - added Corynocera sp. based on information from Malcolm Butler and Barbara Hayford (see above)
  • December 11, 2013 - added new state records for Cladopelma galeator, C. amachaerum, and C. collator, removing an erroneous literature citation for C. galeator; it is not in Hudson & Bright 2012
  • February 15, 2013 - removed Chironomus tentans, as it does not occur in North America (except possibly Alaska), instead most specimens identified as that species are Chironomus dilutus Shobanov et al. 1999. Per Martin 2012
  • November 30, 2012 - combined entire Chironomidae list; cleaned up errors in citation, nomenclature
  • November 29, 2012 - removed "working species" from Tanytarsus
  • October 26, 2012 - updated synonomyns for Cladopelma edwardsi and Cladopelma viridulum, added new Michigan records (Hudson & Bright 2012)
  • November 15, 2011 - added Boreochlus persimilis (Johannsen), records from Jordan River, pers. comm. Pat Hudson (2011) - new state record
  • October 24, 2011 - Changed Polypedilum convictum (Walker, 1856) from subgenus Tripodura Townes to Uresipedilum Oyewo & Sæther (Sæther et al. 2010. The problems with Polypedilum Kieffer (Diptera: Chironomidae), with the description of Probolum subgen. n. Zootaxa 2497: 1–36.)

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