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Species Limonia cinctipes

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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 Tipulomorpha (Crane Flies)
Family Limoniidae (Limoniid Crane Flies)
Tribe Limoniini
Genus Limonia
No Taxon (subgenus Metalimnobia)
Species cinctipes (Limonia cinctipes)
wings with four black patches along costa and several dark gray patches elsewhere; legs orangish-yellow; each femur has two dark bands near the tip (a distinguishing feature)
larvae live in rotten tree trunks in the forest
page creation based on Dr. Chen Young's identification of this image.
See Also
The similar L. immatura has three dark bands on each femur, not two as in cinctipes (see photo of pinned male L. immatura)
Internet References
list of crane fly species in Pennsylvania (James Fetzner Jr. and Chen Young, Carnegie Museum of Natural History)