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Genus Coenia

small fly on water plant - Coenia curvicauda Shore Fly - Coenia curvicauda - female Shore Fly - Coenia curvicauda - female fly - Coenia curvicauda - male fly - Coenia curvicauda - male
Classification
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 Ephydrinae
Genus Coenia
Explanation of Names
Coenia Robineau-Desvoidy 1830
Identification
Distinguished from similar genera by having only 1+3 dorsocentrals instead of 1+4. Postpronotal (humeral) bristle weak or absent.
Remarks
Two species in North America. C. curvicauda is holarctic ranging south to the northern USA. C. alpina is arctic and alpine.