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Genus Eugnoriste

Sciarid or ? - Eugnoriste Dark-winged Fungus Gnat Genus Eugnoriste - Eugnoriste Dark-winged Fungus Gnat Genus Eugnoriste - Eugnoriste Eugnoriste? - Eugnoriste dark-winged fungus gnat - Eugnoriste unknown insect - Eugnoriste dark-winged fungus gnat - Eugnoriste - female Fly with snout - Eugnoriste
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera))
Infraorder Bibionomorpha (Gnats, Gall Midges, and March Flies)
Superfamily Sciaroidea (Fungus Gnats and Gall Midges)
Family Sciaridae (Dark-winged Fungus Gnats)
Genus Eugnoriste
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
E. planiforceps Steffan 1971 has been reassigned to the gen. Pseudolycoriella(1)
Explanation of Names
Eugnoriste Coquillett 1896
2 spp. in our area: E. brevirostris Coquillett 1904 (prob. widespread in NA) & E. occidentalis Coquillett 1896 (across Canada & w. US)(1)
These sciarids have elongate proboscids
widespread in NA, esp. in the west(1)
Coquillett's description of E. brevirostris: "Eugnoriste brevirostris, n. sp. Black, the stems of the halteres yellow. Head narrow and elongated, about three times as long as wide, proboscis slightly longer than the head, slender, horny, over six times as long as wide. Wings grayish, apex of first vein a short distance before the forking of the fourth. Length 3.5 mm. Halfway House, Pike's Peak, Colorado, September. A female specimen collected by Prof. T.D.A. Cockerell. Type. No. 7944, U.S. National Museum."
Print References
Coquillett D.W. (1896) A new dipterous genus related to Gnoriste. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 3: 321-322.
Coquillett D.W. (1904) New North American Diptera. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 6: 166-192.
Steffan W.A. (1968) North American Sciaridae (Diptera). 1. A new species of Scatopsciara and lectotype designation of Eugnoriste occidentalis Coquillett. (redescription of E. occidentalis with illustrations) Online Full text
Steffan, W.A. 1971. North American Sciaridae, II. A new species of Eugnoriste from Texas (Diptera). Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 73: 54-57.
Works Cited
1.Revision of the black fungus gnats (Diptera: Sciaridae) of North America
Mohrig W., Heller K., Hippa H., Vilkamaa P., Menzel F. 2012. Studia dipterologica 19: 141–286.