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Species Erioptera needhami

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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 Tipulomorpha (Crane Flies)
Family Limoniidae (Limoniid Crane Flies)
Tribe Eriopterini
Genus Erioptera
No Taxon (subgenus Mesocyphona)
Species needhami (Erioptera needhami)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Erioptera (Mesocyphona) needhami Alexander, 1918
Explanation of Names
Named for professor James G. Needham.
Range
Eastern North America
Remarks
Erioptera (Mesocyphona) serpentina Alexander, 1941 is very similar but rare. The thorax of that species may be less distinctly marked.