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Genus Limnia

Some kind of fly - Limnia Marsh Fly - Limnia shannoni Fly - Limnia conica Fly - Limnia - male Fly ID needed - Limnia Limnia sp. - Limnia Limnia Euthycera ??? - Limnia conica
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Sciomyzoidea
Family Sciomyzidae (Marsh Flies, Snail-killing Flies)
Tribe Tetanocerini
Genus Limnia
Explanation of Names
Limnia Robineau-Desvoidy 1830
Numbers
~20 spp. in our area(1)
Identification
Wing pattern; white arista on the antenna. Identification to species requires examination of male genitalia in most cases.
Range
holarctic(2)