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Species Rainieria antennaepes

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Nerioidea
Family Micropezidae (Stilt-legged Flies)
Subfamily Taeniapterinae
Genus Rainieria
Species antennaepes (Rainieria antennaepes)
Explanation of Names
Rainieria antennaepes (Say 1823)
antennaepes refers to the forelegs held up in the manner of antennae
NA east of the Rockies (NS-FL to AB-TX)(1)
See Also
Taeniaptera trivittata--similar markings but the thorax is not shiny