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Genus Hesperoboreus

Boreid from mossy roadside bank - Hesperoboreus brevicaudus - female Boreid from mossy roadside bank - Hesperoboreus brevicaudus - female Boreid from mossy roadside bank - Hesperoboreus brevicaudus - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mecoptera (Scorpionflies, Hangingflies, and Allies)
Family Boreidae (Snow Scorpionflies)
Genus Hesperoboreus
Explanation of Names
Hesperoboreus Penny 1977
Identification
Genus is distinguished from Boreus by males lacking outer forewing spurs; females with short tenth abdominal tergum (equal in length to ninth), and with caudal extensions and unfused cerci.(1)
Range
Pacific coast from Washington to California.
Works Cited
1.A systematic study of the family Boreidae (Mecoptera)
Penny, Norman D. 1977. University of Kansas Science Bulletin 51: 141-217.