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Species Chionea valga

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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)
Species valga (Chionea valga)
Numbers
There are 16 species of Chionea in North America.
Size
3-5mm
Identification
A wingless Crane Fly with external genitalia.
Range
Alberta to Labrador and down to Minnesota and Virginia
Habitat
Usually found walking on snow.
Season
September through May, most common October/November and February/March.
Food
unknown
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