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Species Boreus brumalis - Mid-winter Boreus

Snow Scorpionfly - Boreus brumalis - female Snow Scorpionfly - Boreus brumalis - female B. brumalis? - Boreus brumalis - male Snow Scorpionfly - Boreus brumalis - female Snow Scorpionfly - Boreus brumalis - male Boreus brumalis - male Boreus brumalis - female Boreus brumalis - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mecoptera (Scorpionflies, Hangingflies and Allies)
Family Boreidae (Snow Scorpionflies)
Genus Boreus
Species brumalis (Mid-winter Boreus)
Explanation of Names
Boreus brumalis Fitch 1847
brumalis (L). 'of the winter solstice.'
Common name The Mid-winter Boreus proposed by Fitch (1847)
Identification
Legs, antennae, eyes, rostrum dull black; abdomen shiny blackish-green with light brown lateral stripes; ovipositor shiny black; rudimentary wings in male brownish-black; in female, the tiny wingpads are barely visible as two minute grayish-black spots on the thorax.
Range
QC to MN to TN and DC(1)
Season
Nov-Apr (BG data)
Food
Recorded utilizing the mosses Dicranella heteromalla and Atrichum angustatum in Illinois.(2) Host mosses include D. heteromalla and Atrichum spp. in New England(3)
Print References
Fitch A. (1847) Winter insects of eastern New York. American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5: 274-284.