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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Nematocera
Infraorder: Culicomorpha
Superfamily: Chironomoidea
Family: Chironomidae
Subfamily: Tanypodinae
Tribe: Pentaneurini
Genus: Ablabesmyia
Johannsen, 1905

Ablabesmyia is a genus of non-biting midges in the subfamily Tanypodinae of the bloodworm family Chironomidae.



A. longistyla, A. monilis and A. phatta are widespread and common in Europe.[1] Larvae of A. longistyla and A. monilis have been found together and seem to be restricted to the shallow oxygenated littoral zone.[2]


  1. Int Panis, L; Goddeeris B; Bervoets L; Verheyen R (1992). "Ablabesmyia longistyla Fittkau, 1962 (Diptera: Chironomidae), new for the Belgian fauna". Bull. Annls Soc. r. belge Ent. 128: 316–318.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Int Panis L (1995). The spatial distribution of benthic invertebrates in standing waters. PhD thesis. University of Antwerp