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Genus Ctenophora

Tiger Crane Fly - Ctenophora nubecula - female Ctenophora nubecula - female Seeking ID - large mating flies - Ctenophora apicata - male - female Crane Fly - Ctenophora - male large crane fly - Ctenophora nubecula - male Tipula - Ctenophora nubecula - female Diptera (unknown) - Ctenophora apicata - female Large Crane Fly - Ctenophora nubecula - female
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 Tipulidae (Large Crane Flies)
Subfamily Ctenophorinae
Genus Ctenophora
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tanyptera and Tanyptera are sometimes treated as subgenera of Ctenophora
Explanation of Names
Ctenophora Meigen 1803
Numbers
2 spp. in our area, both in the nominate subgenus; 25 spp. in 3 subgenera total(1)
Identification
legs relatively short - for a crane fly - and stocky; male has pectinate (comb-like) antennae
Range
holarctic(1)
Life Cycle
larvae develop in soft dead wood
Remarks
Ctenophora is also the name of the group of marine invertebrates commonly known as comb jellies