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Species Boreus brumalis - Mid-winter Boreus

Snow Scorpionfly - Boreus brumalis - male Boreus brumalis in New Brunswick - Boreus brumalis - female Female snow scorpionfly (Boreus brumalis) - Boreus brumalis - female Boreus brumalis - male Winter cranefly, Snow fly - Sterling Nature Center - Boreus brumalis - male Mid-winter Boreus - Boreus brumalis - female Boreus brumalis - female Boreus brumalis - male
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)
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.
QC to MN to TN and DC(1)
Nov-Apr (BG data)
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.