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Genus Penthetria

Fly on ceiling - Penthetria heteroptera - male Unknown Fly - Penthetria heteroptera - male very black bug - Penthetria heteroptera - male All Black Fly - Penthetria heteroptera - female Bibionomorpha ? - Penthetria heteroptera - male - female Penthetria heteroptera - male Penthetria heteroptera? - Penthetria heteroptera - male Penthetria heteroptera? - Penthetria heteroptera
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 Bibionidae (March Flies)
Genus Penthetria
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Penthetria Meigen 1803
Explanation of Names
Greek penthe 'to mourn' (referring to the dark color, especially of the wings)
Numbers
a single species in our area, 30 spp. total(1)
Range
mostly Old World (Palaearctic+Oriental), with just 7 spp. in the New World(1)
Works Cited
1.Evolution and classification of Bibionidae (Diptera: Bibionomorpha)
S.J. Fitzgerald. 2005. Ph.D. Thesis, Oregon State University. 385 pp.