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Genus Gnophomyia

Critter - Gnophomyia tristissima Nematoceran in flight - Gnophomyia tristissima - female Fly - Gnophomyia tristissima - male Gnophomyia sp.? - Gnophomyia tristissima Limoniidae, dorsal - Gnophomyia tristissima - male Gnophomyia tristissima? - Gnophomyia tristissima - female Gnophomyia tristissima Gnophomyia tristissima
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 Limoniidae (Limoniid Crane Flies)
Tribe Eriopterini
Genus Gnophomyia
Explanation of Names
Gnophomyia Osten Sacken 1859
Numbers
3 spp. in our area, ~130 total(1)
Identification
Dark body, legs, and wings with bright white or yellow halteres.
G. tristissima (East Coast to Texas & Northwest Territories) has uniformly darkened wings.
G. cockerelli (Colorado to Indiana) has hyaline wings with dark streaks along the longitudinal veins.
G. toschiae (California) has weakly infuscated wings with the outer fourth and costal field pale, and light streaks in some of the cells.
Range
>3/4 of the world spp. are neotropical, the majority of the rest, Oriental(1)