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Species Ptychoptera quadrifasciata

(Almost) crane fly - Ptychoptera quadrifasciata - female Fly - unident - Ptychoptera quadrifasciata - female From Lake Junaluska - Ptychoptera quadrifasciata - female Phantom Crane Fly - Ptychoptera quadrifasciata - female Cranefly (wasp mimic) - Ptychoptera quadrifasciata - male unknown insect - Ptychoptera quadrifasciata - female Cranefly in Atlanta - Ptychoptera quadrifasciata - female Ctenophorinae(?) - Ptychoptera quadrifasciata
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 Ptychoptera (Fold-winged Crane Flies)
No Taxon (quadrifasciata species group)
Species quadrifasciata (Ptychoptera quadrifasciata)
7-9 mm
"The immature stages are aquatic or nearly so, found mainly in saturated mud at the margins of streams or in swales."(1)
Western populations of "Ptychoptera quadrifasciata" are probably an undescribed species.