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Tribe Orfeliini

Predatory Fungus Gnat - Proceroplatus Keroplatidae, Predatory Fungus Gnat, antennae & head - Proceroplatus elegans - male Which Insect? Keroplatidae? - Proceroplatus elegans - male orange fly Small Insect On Euonymus americanus What bug please? Small flying insect
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera))
Infraorder Bibionomorpha (Gnats, Gall Midges, and March Flies)
Superfamily Sciaroidea (Fungus Gnats and Gall Midges)
Family Keroplatidae (Predatory Fungus Gnats)
Tribe Orfeliini
52 nearctic species in 11 genera(1)
Most Orfeliini can be distinguished from other Keroplatidae by the combination of cylindrical antenna (vs. laterally compressed in Keroplatini) and branches of CuA divergent (vs. convergent near base in Macrocerinae). Some have flattened antennae and must be distinguished from Keroplatini using microscopic characters.