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Species Axymyia furcata

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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
Genus Axymyia
Species furcata (Axymyia furcata)
Life Cycle


Adult female

Adult male
The only described North American species in the family (one undescribed species in West). "Normally found close to places with slow water and rotten wood in the water where the larvae live." --comment from Donald S. Chandler
Print References
Wihlm, M. and G. Courtney. 2011. The distribution and life history of Axymyia furcata Mcatee (Diptera:Axymyiidae), a wood inhabiting, semi-aquatic fly. Proceedings of the Enotomological Society of Washington 113(3):385-398 (online via USDA)
Wihlm, M. et al. 2012. Morphology of Axymyia furcata (Diptera: Axymyiidae), including scanning electron microscopy of all life stages. Canadian Entomologist 144:1-18.