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Genus Nemotelus

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Infraorder Stratiomyomorpha
Family Stratiomyidae (Soldier flies)
Subfamily Nemotelinae
Genus Nemotelus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Akronia Hine 1901
Explanation of Names
Nemotelus Geoffroy 1762
2 subgenera, with 38 spp. in our area(1) and >180 spp. total(2)
Males have holoptic eyes and more white on the abdomen than females
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.A world catalog of the Stratiomyidae (Insecta: Diptera)
Woodley N.E. 2001. North American Dipterists' Society. Washington, DC. 475 pp.