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Species Chionea scita

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera))
Infraorder Tipulomorpha (Crane Flies)
Family Limoniidae (Limoniid Crane Flies)
Tribe Eriopterini
Genus Chionea (Snow Flies)
Species scita (Chionea scita)
Explanation of Names
"The specific name is derived from Latin scita, meaning beautiful or handsome."(1)
Range
Northeast USA, south along Appalachian Mountains
Season
Adults typically found in December
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The crane fly genus Chionea in North America
George W. Byers. 1983. University of Kansas Science Bulletin.