Chironomopsis gracilis Ping 1928 (non biting midge)

Insecta - Diptera - Chironomidae

Full reference: C. Ping. 1928. Study of the Cretaceous fossil insects of China. Palaeontologia Sinica, Series B 13:5-57

Belongs to Chironomopsis according to Q. B. Lin 1982

See also Hong 1976 and Ping 1928

Sister taxa: Chironomopsis arrogans, Chironomopsis extinctus

Type specimen: NIGP 2142, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Locality 2101, Peipiao (gray shales), which is in an Aptian lacustrine - large shale in the Yixian Formation of China.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of China (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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