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?Apsectrotanypus sp. (adult female, wing length about 3.3 mm), from Tamaki Campus, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Taxonavigation: Chironomoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Antliophora
Ordo: Diptera
Subordo: Nematocera
Infraordo: Culicomorpha
Superfamilia: Chironomoidea

Familia: Chironomidae
Subfamilia: Tanypodinae
Tribus: Macropelopiini
Genus: Apsectrotanypus
Species: A. maculosus – ?A. algens – ?A. canus – ?A. quadricinctus – †A. peculiaris



  • Fittkau, E.J. 1962: Die Tanypodinae (Diptera: Chironomidae). (Die tribus Anatopyniini, Macropelopiini und Pentaneurini). Abhandlungen zur Larvalsystematik der Insekten. Berlin, 6: 1–453. [not seen]
  • Macfarlane, R.P. et al. 2010: [Chapter] NINE Phylum ARTHROPODA SUBPHYLUM HEXAPODA Protura, springtails, Diplura, and insects. pp. 233–467 in Gordon, D.P. (ed.): New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Volume 2. Kingdom Animalia. Chaetognatha, Ecdysozoa, ichnofossils. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, New Zealand. ISBN 978-1-87725793-3
  • Seredszus, F.; Wichard, W. 2007: Fossil chironomids (Insecta, Diptera) in Baltic amber. Palaeontographica Abteilung (A), 279(1-3): 49–91. preview only seen
  • Watson, C.N. jr. 1998: Description of the larva of Apsectrotanypus algens (Coquillett) with a review of the generic placement of the species (Diptera: Chironomidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 71(3): 241–246. JSTOR