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Species Cramptonomyia spenceri

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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
Genus Cramptonomyia
Species spenceri (Cramptonomyia spenceri)
Explanation of Names
"It is named after its discoverer, George Spencer, the first entomology professor at the University of BC." -- University of BC Diptera page
10-15 mm. The size in Arnett(1), 5-6 mm, is too small.
Coastal forests of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia
Larvae live in rotten Red Alder.
Adults fly February to April.