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Family Oreoleptidae

Aquatic larva Southwest Alberta (CAN) May 27 2015 - small mountain creek - Oreoleptis torrenticola Aquatic larva Southwest Alberta (CAN) May 27 2015 - small mountain creek - Oreoleptis torrenticola
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Infraorder Tabanomorpha
Family Oreoleptidae
Eyes bare, male eyes holoptic, upper two thirds of eye with enlarged facets, 3 well developed ocelli on vertex, antennae with 4 flagellomeres forming a stout annulated stylus, first flagellomere lengthened and constricted medially, parafacials visible in profile, clypeus convex, deeply recessed and hidden in profile.
Anepisternum with long setae, anepimeron, meron, metapleuron except metepisternum bare, metepimeron laterotergite setose, katepisternum with scattered dorsal setae, subscutellum strongly developed; posterior thoracic spiracle with a possibly scale-like elevation immediately behind it, post metacoxal bridge absent; proscutellum, a small smelling if present between the mesonotum and the scutellum, absent
Fore femur stout as hind femur, mid femur longer, fore tibia with 0 spurs, mid and hind tibiae with 2 spurs
C continuing around wing, branches of R and M diverging to apical wing margin, vein R1 with setae above, other veins bare, pterostigma overlapping cell R1, cell R1 open and with vein R2+3 meeting C far beyond end of R1, vein R5 ending at wing apex, fork of R4+5 at or distal to cell dm, branches of M joining wing margin far below apex of wing and without a composite ‘diagonal vein’, vein M3 present, cell cup closed at wing margin, short petiolate, and A1 straight, alula well developed, calypters large with fringe of hairs, upper calypter moderately large, lower calypter linear, scarcely developed
First abdominal tergite entire
Print References
Works Cited
1.Discovered in our backyard: new genus & species of new family from the Rocky Mountains of North America (Diptera, Tabanomorpha)
Zloty, J., B. J. Sinclair, and G. Pritchard. 2005. Systematic Entomology 30:1-19.