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brevipennis species group

Crane Flies Mating - Nephrotoma ferruginea - male - female Similar to Nephrotoma wulpiana - Nephrotoma wulpiana Large Crane Fly - Nephrotoma wulpiana - female Nephrotoma ferruginea?  - Nephrotoma ferruginea - male orange crane fly - Nephrotoma ferruginea tiger cranefly? - Nephrotoma ferruginea - female Nephrotoma ferruginea - female Crane Fly in La Habra CA - Nephrotoma wulpiana
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 Tipulidae (Large Crane Flies)
Subfamily Tipulinae
Genus Nephrotoma (Tiger Crane Flies)
No Taxon brevipennis species group
Includes Nephrotoma abbreviata, N. ferruginea, N. navajo, N. suturalis, and N. wulpiana in North America.