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Family Limoniidae - Limoniid Crane Flies

crane fly - Limonia triocellata - female Crane Fly Larva - Antocha Cranefly 1855 - Limonia Limoniid Crane Fly - Erioptera Crane Fly IMG_8859 - Limonia triocellata Symplecta sp. - Symplecta cana - male - female Long legs - Pilaria tenuipes - male Dicranomyia fulva male? - Limonia - male
Classification
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 Limoniidae (Limoniid Crane Flies)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
para- or polyphyletic group(1)(Krivosheina 2012); formerly treated as subfamily of Tipulidae
Explanation of Names
Limoniidae Rondani 1856
Numbers
the largest tipulomorph family, with ~900 spp. in ca. 70 genera (+70 subgg.) in our area and ~10,800 spp. in >300 genera worldwide(2)(3) [~190 genera worldwide per(1)]
Identification
terminal (fourth) segment of maxillary palpus short or subequal to third segment (elongate, longer than first three segments combined in Tipulidae)
antennae usually with 14 or 16 segments (13 in Tipulidae)