Chironomus patens Scudder 1877 (non biting midge)

Insecta - Diptera - Chironomidae

Full reference: S. H. Scudder. 1877. The First Discovered Traces of Fossil Insects in the American Tertiaries. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories 3:741-762

Belongs to Chironomus according to S. H. Scudder 1890

See also Scudder 1877

Sister taxa: Chironomus (Chironomus), Chironomus abietarius, Chironomus almelanderi, Chironomus antiquus, Chironomus aquisextanus, Chironomus bituminosus, Chironomus brevirostris, Chironomus caliginosus, Chironomus decrepitus, Chironomus depletus, Chironomus elegantulus, Chironomus gaudini, Chironomus haustus, Chironomus inclusus, Chironomus inglorius, Chironomus lacunus, Chironomus lacus, Chironomus leucomelas, Chironomus meticulosus, Chironomus meunieri, Chironomus meyeri, Chironomus microcephalus, Chironomus obsoletus, Chironomus oeningensis, Chironomus paludosus, Chironomus pausatus, Chironomus pliocenicus, Chironomus primaevus, Chironomus pristinus, Chironomus proterus, Chironomus requiescens, Chironomus scudderiellus, Chironomus septus, Chironomus sepultus, Chironomus serresi, Chironomus subobscurus, Chironomus tenebricosus, Chironomus tenebrosus, Chironomus uliginosus, Chironomus umbraticus, Chironomus umbrosus, Chironomus vagabundus, Chironomus venerabilis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Chagrin Valley, which is in a Bridgerian lacustrine - large shale in the Green River Formation of Colorado

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Chagrin Valley

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