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Genus Bittacomorpha

Phantom Crane Fly - Bittacomorpha clavipes Crane Fly - Bittacomorpha clavipes Booted bug - Bittacomorpha clavipes Bittacomorpha? - Bittacomorpha clavipes Phantom Crane Fly - Bittacomorpha clavipes Bittacomorpha clavipes black & white insect - Bittacomorpha clavipes Phantom Cranefly  - Bittacomorpha clavipes - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera))
Family Ptychopteridae (Phantom and Fold-winged Crane Flies)
Genus Bittacomorpha
Two species: B. clavipes which is found east of the Rocky Mountains and B. occidentalis which is found along the Pacific coast.(1)(2)
Enlarged tarsi distinguishes this genus apart from all other Ptychopteridae.(1)(2)

The species can be differentiated by range and the presence or absence of a white stripe down the center of the thorax.(1)(2)