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Species Sciara sciophila

Sciara sciophila - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera))
Infraorder Bibionomorpha (Gnats, Gall Midges, and March Flies)
Superfamily Sciaroidea (Fungus Gnats and Gall Midges)
Family Sciaridae (Dark-winged Fungus Gnats)
Genus Sciara
Species sciophila (Sciara sciophila)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sciara sciophila Loew, 1869
Redescribed in (1) with illustration of male gonostylus.
Reported in (1) from MA, OH, VT, VA, DC.
Several specimens examined in (1) were taken in light traps.
Similar to the European S. hemerobioides (Scopoli), but that species has two apical lobes on the gonostylus. S. sciophila has three apical lobes. (1)
Falls in the Sciara hemerobioides group sensu Menzel & Mohrig (2000).
Works Cited
1.Revision of the black fungus gnats (Diptera: Sciaridae) of North America
Mohrig W., Heller K., Hippa H., Vilkamaa P., Menzel F. 2012. Studia dipterologica 19: 141–286.