Leptoconops albiventris

Leptoconops albiventris
Leptoconops albiventris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Nematocera
Infraorder: Culicomorpha
Superfamily: Chironomoidea
Family: Ceratopogonidae
Subfamily: Leptoconopinae
Genus: Leptoconops
Species: L. albiventris
Binomial name
Leptoconops albiventris
de Meijere

Leptoconops albiventris, the white nono, nono blanc des plages or nono purutia, is a midge species in the genus Leptoconops found in French Polynesia.[1] It has been introduced accidentally in the Marquesas archipelago in 1914.


  1. ^ Ecology of the biting midge Leptoconops albiventris in French Polynesia. I. Biting cycle and influence of climatic factors. Jean-Philippe Aussel, Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Volume 7, Issue 1, pages 73–79, January 1993 doi:10.1111/j.1365-2915.1993.tb00655.x

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