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Genus Chionea - Snow Flies

Fly - Chionea insect active in the snow - Chionea Chionea sp.? - Chionea - male Snow Fly - Chionea scita - female Snow Fly - Chionea stoneana - male Chionea? - Chionea - female Snow Fly - Chionea valga - male Chionea scita - Chionea - male
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 Eriopterini
Genus Chionea (Snow Flies)
Explanation of Names
From chion (χιών), the Greek word for snow.
Numbers
16 spp. north of Mexico.(1)
Identification
A revision in (2)
Remarks
Wingless. Often seen in winter walking on snow.
Print References
(2)
Internet References
Snow Flies, by Schrock, J.R. (1992). The Kansas School Naturalist 38(2)
Notes on the Habits of the Snow-Fly (Chionea), by Werner Marchand (1917). Psyche 24:142-152.
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.The crane fly genus Chionea in North America
George W. Byers. 1983. University of Kansas Science Bulletin.