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Species Ptychoptera quadrifasciata

(Almost) crane fly - Ptychoptera quadrifasciata - female fly - Ptychoptera quadrifasciata - female From Lake Junaluska - Ptychoptera quadrifasciata - female Glossy Crane Fly - Ptychoptera quadrifasciata - male Crane Fly - Ptychoptera quadrifasciata - male Cranefly (wasp mimic) - Ptychoptera quadrifasciata - male Phantom Crane Fly - Ptychoptera quadrifasciata? - Ptychoptera quadrifasciata - female ptychoptera quadrifasciata - Ptychoptera quadrifasciata - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera))
Family Ptychopteridae (Phantom Crane Flies)
Genus Ptychoptera
Species quadrifasciata (Ptychoptera quadrifasciata)
Size
7-9 mm
Habitat
"The immature stages are aquatic or nearly so, found mainly in saturated mud at the margins of streams or in swales."(1)