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Genus Campsicnemus

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Empidoidea
Family Dolichopodidae (Longlegged Flies)
Subfamily Sympycninae
Genus Campsicnemus
Explanation of Names
"The name of the genus (from χαμψις, the curve, and χνημη, the tibia) was given because the males of many species are distinguished by the peculiar curvature of their middle tibiae." -- Hermann Loew
Numbers
22 species recorded from North America, mostly Western
Identification
The modified male mid tibia is a Male Secondary Sexual Character which is very distinct in Campsicnemus
Print References
Pollet, M.A.A., Brooks, S.E. and Cumming, J.M. 2004. Catalog of the Dolichopodidae (Diptera) of America north of Mexico. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 283, 114 pp.