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Crane Flies

Limnophila angustula is listed in the Guide with the tribe but not subfamily or subgenus. I noticed that a lot of crane flies have tribe listed but not subfamily. Some have both tribe and subgenus but not subfamily. Our Tipulomorpha expert, Dr. Chen Young, gives subfamily and subgenus for this species but not tribe on the Carnegie Museum of Natural History website.

This seems inconsistent and I though it should be pointed out. Forgive me if this has already been addressed.

Waiting to demote Limoniidae
I followed the traditional tribal division because the promotion of Limoniinae to family status turns out to have been unwarranted and once it is moved back to a subfamily the tribes will fit neatly in place. There is no reason to make the tribes subfamilies except to fill a vacuum.

 
OK
Figured there was a reason. Thanks for the explanation.

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