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Genus Hexatoma

Crane Fly - Hexatoma brevioricornis - female Crane Fly - Hexatoma brevioricornis - female Hexatoma sp. - Hexatoma Waterfall Cranefly - Hexatoma - female FEELERS like a cricket! - Hexatoma Hexatoma sp. - Hexatoma - male - female Crane Fly? - Hexatoma brevioricornis ID Please - Hexatoma spinosa
Classification
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 Hexatomini
Genus Hexatoma
Numbers
perhaps 13 species in Pennsylvania [7 verified + 6 probable]; 12 of these are in the subgenus Eriocera, and 1 in subgenus Hexatoma
36 species in at least 2 subgenera in North America (nearctica.com)
Identification
adult male (and sometimes female) with very elongate antennae having less than 12 segments
Habitat
larvae are aquatic, living in streams and rivers having sandy margins, and sometimes in marshes
Internet References
presence in Pennsylvania; list - 13 potential species are listed (The Crane Flies of Pennsylvania, James Fetzner Jr. and Chen Young, Carnegie Museum of Natural History)