Velvety Phantom Midge

Mochlonyx velutinus

General Status Rank: 
Secure
Common Name: 
Velvety Phantom Midge
Scientific Name: 
Mochlonyx velutinus
Taxonomy
Group: 
Fly (Phantom Midge)
Kingdom: 
Animalia
Phylum: 
Arthropoda
Class: 
Insecta
Order: 
Diptera
Family: 
Chaoboridae
Distribution

Distribution

Found from south to north. It is a common species found in SK, AB, YT, BC ( see map: Borkent, A. 1981. The distribution and habitat preferences of the Chaoboridae (Culicomorpha: Diptera) of the Holarctic Region. Canadian Journal of Zoology 59:122-133.)
Score: 
G

Number of Occurrences

4 localities. Holarctic distribution. Common species. (Borkent, A. 1981. The distribution and habitat preferences of the Chaoboridae (Culicomorpha: Diptera) of the Holarctic Region. Canadian Journal of Zoology 59:122-133.)
Score: 
AD
General Status Rank
Rank: 
Secure
Status Rank Description: 
Both temporary and permanent woodland and exposed pools
S Rank: 
S3S5
Decision Process Description: 
Draft rank by Art Borkent (2019), contract with ECCC, reviewed by SC, ENR.
Last Updated: 
November 19, 2019

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