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Chironomidae from Suriname
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Posted on 02-10-2023 21:13

Location: Suriname (South America)
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Could someone narrow down the ID of this specimen? Spotted in Suriname.
Auke attached the following image:

Your invert guide in Suriname.
John Carr
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Posted on 03-10-2023 01:07
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Probably in the Axarus rogersi species group. Note that the wings are overlapping, quite rare in Chironomidae.
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Posted on 05-10-2023 18:04

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Thanks again!

So cf. Axarus rogersi species group. Can I be certain of the tribe Chironomini? And can I be certain of the genus Axarus?
Your invert guide in Suriname.
John Carr
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Posted on 05-10-2023 21:17
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You can tell by the front legs that it belongs to Chironominae. If it is not close to Axarus rogersi then I can't say more. I don't know about the Neotropical Pseudochironomini. The sole genus of that tribe in my area has shorter front legs.
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