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Genus Paralimna

Paralimna punctipennis shore fly, paralimna? - Paralimna Shore flies? - Paralimna small brown speckled fly - Paralimna punctipennis Acalyptratae? Male? - Paralimna - male Acalyptratae? Male? - Paralimna - male Unknown Fly - Paralimna punctipennis Unknown Fly - Paralimna punctipennis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Ephydroidea
Family Ephydridae (Shore Flies)
Subfamily Hydrelliinae
Genus Paralimna
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
From the Greek words for "near" and "lake".
5 spp. in N. America, 2 of which are in subgenus Phaiosterna and 3 of which are in subgenus Paralimna (1)
Paralimna (Paralimna) are dull colored with round eyes and wide genae. Paralimna (Phaiosterna) are dark brown, frequently shiny, with elongate eyes and narrow genae. (1)

Key to species in (2)
Paralimna (Paralimna) is widespread and Paralimna (Phaiosterna) is found in southern and eastern USA. (1)
Works Cited
1.Manual of Nearctic Diptera Volume 2
Varies for each chapter; edited by J.F. McAlpine, B.V. Petersen, G.E. Shewell, H.J. Teskey, J.R. Vockeroth, D.M. Wood. 1987. Research Branch Agriculture Canada.
2.A revision of the New World species of Paralimna Loew (Diptera: Ephydridae)
R. Ale-Rocha and W.N. Mathis. 2015. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, No. 643.