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Species Bittacomorpha clavipes - Phantom Crane Fly

Phantom Crane Fly - Bittacomorpha clavipes Cool crane flies - Bittacomorpha clavipes - male - female phantom crane-fly - Bittacomorpha clavipes phantom crane-fly - Bittacomorpha clavipes Crane fly - Bittacomorpha clavipes Unknown Fly - Bittacomorpha clavipes Fly ? - Bittacomorpha clavipes Unknown insect - Bittacomorpha clavipes
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera))
Family Ptychopteridae (Phantom Crane Flies)
Genus Bittacomorpha
Species clavipes (Phantom Crane Fly)
Identification
Distinguished from the only similar Eastern species, Bittacomorphella jonesi, by the enlarged basitarsi. Distinguished from the Western Bittacomorpha occidentalis by range and white stripe on thorax.
Range
East of Rocky Mountains
Habitat
Swamps and similar wetlands
Remarks
This is the common Eastern species normally meant by the term "phantom crane fly"