Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Tanypezidae

a dancing fly with long legs - Tanypeza Tanypeza - Tanypeza picticornis - female Diptera. - Tanypeza - female Tanypezid Fly - Tanypeza longimana - male Tanypezid Fly - Tanypeza longimana - male fly on log - Tanypeza - female Diptera. - Tanypeza longimana unusual fly - Tanypeza
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Family Tanypezidae
Explanation of Names
Tanypezidae Rondani 1856
Numbers
2 spp. in a single genus in our area(1), ~70 spp. in 5 genera total(2)
Size
5-7 mm(1)
Range
in our area, ne. US(1)
Remarks
rare, poorly known(1)