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Species Heteromyia prattii

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera))
Infraorder Culicomorpha (Mosquitoes and Midges)
Family Ceratopogonidae (Biting Midges)
Subfamily Ceratopogoninae
Tribe Heteromyiini
Genus Heteromyia
Species prattii (Heteromyia prattii)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Heteromyia prattii Coquillett 1902
For some time considered as a variant of Heteromyia fasciata, restored to full species status by Wirth and Grogan 1977
Explanation of Names
Named for Mr. F. C. Pratt who collected the type specimen.
4 mm
Eastern USA and southern Ontario