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Species Tanyptera dorsalis

Ichneumon Fly or Wasp? - Tanyptera dorsalis - female Large wasp with upturned abdomen - Tanyptera dorsalis - female Dipteran - Tanyptera dorsalis - male Hymenoptera? - Tanyptera dorsalis Crane Fly? WV - Tanyptera dorsalis ovipositing wasp - Tanyptera dorsalis - female Pyrgotid? Scarab-killing fly?  - Tanyptera dorsalis Ctenophora? - Tanyptera dorsalis - male
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 Tanyptera
Species dorsalis (Tanyptera dorsalis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ctenophora dorsalis
Explanation of Names
Tanyptera dorsalis (Walker 1848)
16-28 mm(1)
exhibits extreme polymorphism in body color and body size of both sexes(1)
NF-NC to ON-MN-TN(2)
larvae live in decaying wood of recently dead deciduous hardwood trees, often in prostrate trunks that are fairly sound(1)
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