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Genus Chionea - Snow Flies

Snow Fly - Chionea valga - female What the?  Wingless 1 of 4 - Chionea scita Chionea Fly - Chionea Chionea sp.? - Chionea - male Unknown insect. - Chionea scita - female Chionea:  an apterous Tipulid in CA snows - Chionea carolus - female Chionea alexandriana - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera))
Infraorder Tipulomorpha (Crane Flies)
Family Limoniidae (Limoniid Crane Flies)
Tribe Eriopterini
Genus Chionea (Snow Flies)
Explanation of Names
From chion (χιών), the Greek word for snow.
Numbers
16 spp. north of Mexico.(1)
Remarks
Wingless. Often seen in winter walking on snow.
Internet References
Snow Flies, by Schrock, J.R. (1992). The Kansas School Naturalist 38(2)
Notes on the Habits of the Snow-Fly (Chionea), by Werner Marchand (1917). Psyche 24:142-152.