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Species Lygistorrhina sanctaecatharinae

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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 Bibionomorpha (Gnats, Gall Midges, and March Flies)
Superfamily Sciaroidea (Fungus Gnats and Gall Midges)
Family Lygistorrhinidae (Long-beaked fungus gnats)
Genus Lygistorrhina
Species sanctaecatharinae (Lygistorrhina sanctaecatharinae)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lygistorrhina sanctaecatharinae Thompson, 1975
Explanation of Names
Named after Saint Catherine's Island, Georgia, where the type specimen was collected.
Identification
Long beak, R2+3 absent, base of vein M missing, body mostly black. Females of several other species in the genus will also match this description; the population from the United States belongs to a single species as far as is known.
Range
Southeast USA
Remarks
Biology of this species, like all other species in the family, is unknown. Larvae have never been identified. Related famiies are associated with fungus.