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Genus Limnellia

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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 Limnellia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Limnellia Malloch, 1925
Numbers
11 Nearctic species. (Ten in (1) plus another from WA described in 1980)
Size
1.25 to 2.5 mm (1)
Identification
Distinctive wing pattern.
Range
Most species are western, with only two occurring in the east. (1)
L. stenhammari also occurs in the Palearctic. (1)
Print References
W.N. Mathis and R.S. Zack. 1980. A New Species Of Limnellia Malloch (Diptera, Ephydridae) From Mt Rainier, Washington. Entomological News 91: 65-67.
Works Cited
1.A revision of the Nearctic species of Limnellia Malloch (Diptera: Ephydridae)
Mathis, W.N. 1978. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 91(1): 250-293.