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Genus Tanyptera

Fly Larva - Tanyptera dorsalis - female Ctenophora dorsalis - Tanyptera dorsalis - male Wasp-like fly - Tanyptera dorsalis - male Tipulid? - Tanyptera dorsalis - female Tipulidae - Tanyptera dorsalis - female tipulid 1 - Tanyptera dorsalis antlered crane fly - Tanyptera dorsalis - female Wasp Mimic Fly - Tanyptera dorsalis - female
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 Tipulidae (Large Crane Flies)
Subfamily Ctenophorinae
Genus Tanyptera
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
sometimes treated as a subgenus of Ctenophora
Explanation of Names
Tanyptera Latreille 1804
a single species in our area, ~20 spp. in 2 subgenera total(1)
all species but one are Eurasian(1)