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Family Pachyneuridae

Fly - Cramptonomyia spenceri - female Pachyneurid Fly - Cramptonomyia spenceri - male Pachyneurid Fly - Cramptonomyia spenceri - male fly - Cramptonomyia spenceri little fly - Cramptonomyia spenceri cranefly-like fly - Cramptonomyia spenceri cranefly look-alike - Cramptonomyia spenceri Winter Crane Fly? - Cramptonomyia spenceri - female
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 Pachyneuridae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
The family Cramptonomyiidae has been proposed for Pachyneuridae less Pachyneura.
Explanation of Names
Pachyneuridae Schiner 1864
A single species in our area(1), 8 spp. in 7 genera total(2)
Three branches of R and M reach wing margin; crossvein between second and third branches of R in the North American species.
in NA, BC-OR(1)
Forests; larvae in rotting wood(1)