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Genus Nephrotoma - Tiger Crane Flies

Fly? - Nephrotoma pedunculata - female BG1995 E2793 - Nephrotoma - female Tiger Crane Fly - Nephrotoma ferruginea - female Tipulid in the Lawn - Nephrotoma - female Large Crane Fly - Nephrotoma wulpiana - female Tipulomorpha, pupa - Nephrotoma ferruginea Crane Fly - Nephrotoma ferruginea - female Nephrotoma ferruginea NJ September - Nephrotoma ferruginea - 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 Tipulinae
Genus Nephrotoma (Tiger Crane Flies)
Explanation of Names
Nephrotoma Meigen 1803
37 spp. in our area, ~470 total(1)
Largely diagnosed based on wing venation. Wings have Rs very short and oblique in position and cell M1 sessile or short-petiolate. Body color tends to be yellow, orange and often variegated with black.(2) The polished body also distinguishes Nephrotoma from most other large northeastern crane flies.
worldwide except Australasia but poorly represented in the New World (just 14% of the spp.); both Africa and the entire Eurasia have very rich faunas(1)
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