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Genus Tanypeza

Tanypezidae - Tanypeza longimana Diptera. - Tanypeza Fly - Tanypeza fly on log - Tanypeza - female fly on log - Tanypeza - female unusual fly - Tanypeza unusual fly - Tanypeza Unidentified Fly - Tanypeza
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Family Tanypezidae
Genus Tanypeza
Explanation of Names
Tanypeza Fallén 1820
Numbers
2 spp. in our area(1)
Identification
Key from Steyskal (1961), with emphasis added:
Antenna with 3rd segment dark brown to blackish; front at least as wide as postocellar white-pruinose spot, which is separated from posterior ocelli by less than one ocellar diameter; presutural thoracic bristle lacking; separation of ends of 3rd and 4th wing veins nearly or quite equal to length of ta; tip of wing evenly rounded (Europe; Maine, N.H., N.Y., Va., Ga., Mich., Ill., Wis., N.D., S.D., Ont., Alta.) - T. longimana Fallen
Antenna with 3rd segment yellowish; front considerably narrower than postocellar white-pruinose spot, which is separated from posterior ocelli by more than 1.5 times ocellar diameter; smaller presutural thoracic bristle usually present; separation of ends of 3rd and 4th wing veins usually much less than length of ta; tip of wing rather pointed, much more rounded anteriorly than posteriorly (Va., Md., Mich.) — T. picticornis Knab and Shannon
Print References
Steyskal, George C. The Family Tanypezidae in North America. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash., 67(3), September, 1965: 201 (BHL Link)