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Family Axymyiidae

Axymyiidae - Axymyia furcata Axymyia furcata - female fly - Axymyia furcata - male Axymyia furcata Axymyia furcata Axymyia furcata - male Protaxymyia thuja - male Xylophagidae species? - Axymyia furcata - female
Classification
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)
Family Axymyiidae
Explanation of Names
Axymyiidae Shannon 1921
Numbers
In our area, 3 genera each with 1 species: Axymyia furcata McAtee 1921; Plesioaxymyia vespertina Sinclair 2013; Protaxymyia thuja Fitzgerald and Wood 2014; Total of 8 spp. in 4 genera (extant) worldwide (1)
Range
Holarctic & Oriental; in NA, Axymyia furcata widespread in the east (QC-so.ON to GA), Plesioaxymyia vespertina in WA & AK, and Protaxymyia thuja in OR & WA
Works Cited
1.Order Diptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Pape T., Blagoderov V., Mostovski M.B. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 222–229.