Chironomus scudderiellus Cockerell 1916 (non biting midge)

Insecta - Diptera - Chironomidae

Full reference: T. D. A. Cockerell. 1916. Some American fossil insects. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 51:89-106

Belongs to Chironomus according to A. L. Melander 1949

See also Cockerell 1916

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 patens, Chironomus pausatus, Chironomus pliocenicus, Chironomus primaevus, Chironomus pristinus, Chironomus proterus, Chironomus requiescens, Chironomus septus, Chironomus sepultus, Chironomus serresi, Chironomus subobscurus, Chironomus tenebricosus, Chironomus tenebrosus, Chironomus uliginosus, Chironomus umbraticus, Chironomus umbrosus, Chironomus vagabundus, Chironomus venerabilis

Type specimen: USNM 61997, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Florissant (Wilson coll), which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (4: Colorado collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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