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Genus Penthetria

March Fly - Penthetria heteroptera Dance Fly (Empididae)? - Penthetria heteroptera True Fly on the Ground - Penthetria heteroptera - male unknown sawfly? - Penthetria heteroptera - male March Fly - Penthetria heteroptera Penthetria heteroptera - female Black-winged Fly - Penthetria heteroptera Fly - Penthetria heteroptera - male
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.