Wang & Sæther, 1998
The genus Qiniella was first described by Xinhua Wang & Ole A. Sæther in 1998 for a single species, Q. lii, recorded from China. Posteriorly, Mendes and Andersen described two additional species, Q. copa and Q. thai, from Malaysia and Thailand respectively.
Only the male adults are known, but Q. copa was collected high in the tree canopies in Malaysia, suggesting that this genus has terrestrial-immature forms.
- Mendes, H. F. & Andersen, T. 2002. Two new species of Qiniella Wang & Sæther (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Southeast Asia. Tidsch. Entomol. 145: 89-93.
- Wang, X. & Sæther, O. A. 1998. Qiniella, a new orthoclad genus from China (Diptera: Chironomidae). Hydrobiologia 362: 103-106.
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