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Species Philygria nigrescens

Shore Fly - Philygria nigrescens
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Ephydroidea
Family Ephydridae (Shore Flies)
Subfamily Ilytheinae
Genus Philygria
Species nigrescens (Philygria nigrescens)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hydrina nigrescens Cresson, 1930
Size
Under 2 mm
Identification
"The most reliable character for distinguishing this species is the brownish black to black abdominal tergites with the last two tergites being shiny, almost completely devoid of microtomentum." (Edmiston and Mathis, 2005)
Range
Western North America (southern California to northern Northwest Territories)