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Genus Ctenophora

Crane fly - Ctenophora apicata - female stagbeetle eaters 2 - Ctenophora apicata Tiger Crane Fly - Ctenophora nubecula Ctenophora nubecula - male Ctenophora apicata? - Ctenophora apicata - female large crane fly - Ctenophora nubecula - male crane fly - Ctenophora nubecula - male Ctenophora apicata? - Ctenophora apicata
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