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Genus Neoempheria

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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 Bibionomorpha (Gnats, Gall Midges, and March Flies)
Superfamily Sciaroidea (Fungus Gnats and Gall Midges)
Family Mycetophilidae (Fungus Gnats)
Subfamily Mycomyinae
Genus Neoempheria
Seven species in the Nearctic region (1)

Coher treated 67 species in the neotropics. (1)
Body coloration is quite variable, but wing patterns and genitalia are usually constant. (1)
Incompletely known, mostly eastern North America, south into the neotropical region. (1)
Works Cited
1.A synopsis of American Mycomyiini with descriptions of new species (Diptera: Mycetophilidae)
Coher, E.I. 1959. Entomologica Americana, 38: 1-155.