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subgenus Rhipidia

Crane fly... - Limonia fungus fly - Limonia duplicata - male BG1017 C9615 - Limonia domestica - male Some sort of crane fly? - Limonia Limonia domestica? - Limonia domestica Crane Fly - Limonia domestica - female Crane Fly - Limonia duplicata Spotted-winged crane fly - Limonia domestica
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 Rhipidia
"The early stages occur in decaying organic matter or beneath the bark of dead trees." (Alexander, 1943)
Seven species in USA and Canada:
bryanti (widespread except far West)
domestica (white-ringed antennae, wing without small spots, East and tropics)
duplicata (= Rhipidia maculata Meigen, 1818) (widespread holarctic)
huachucensis (Arizona)
fidelis (widespread)
schwarzi (white-ringed antennae, wing with small and large spots, southern Florida and tropics)
shannoni (East and tropics)