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Species Bibio femoratus

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera))
Infraorder Bibionomorpha (Gnats, Gall Midges, and March Flies)
Family Bibionidae (March Flies)
Genus Bibio
Species femoratus (Bibio femoratus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bibio femorata Wiedemann 1828
Size
7-9 mm
Identification
Shining black, dense yellow hair, red femora, front tibial spines nearly equal length, anterior veins dark brown, posterior veins light brown, R-M crossvein about equal to base of Rs. Females have dark wings, black along the leading edge if not entirely black.
Range
Most of North America, except Canadian arctic and Western USA.
Season
Spring
See Also
Females can be confused with a color form of Bibio vestitus.