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Species Bibio albipennis

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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 Bibionomorpha (Gnats, Gall Midges, and March Flies)
Family Bibionidae (March Flies)
Genus Bibio
Species albipennis (Bibio albipennis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bibio albipennis Say 1823
Explanation of Names
Albipennis is Latin for "white feathers", presumably in reference to the long white hairs.
Identification
"This species is readily differentiated from other species of Bibio by the very short r-m crossvein and by the short inner spurs of the front tibiae. It differs from melanopilosus Hardy in being larger, having predominantly pale pile, and having nine segments in the antennae." -- D. Elmo Hardy(1)

Wing veins are approximately as here:
Range
Southern Canada to northern Mexico
Season
Spring
Remarks
The most common and widespread species of Bibio