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Species Threticus bicolor

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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 Psychodomorpha
Family Psychodidae (Moth Flies and Sand Flies)
Subfamily Psychodinae (Moth Flies)
Tribe Psychodini
Genus Threticus
Species bicolor (Threticus bicolor)
Explanation of Names
Threticus bicolor (Banks 1894)
specific epithet refers to the black and white coloration
Identification
"...the male has the distinct black and white coloration, as well as longer and wider antennae. The female is more drab, with narrow antennae." (Dr. Curler's comment)
Range
QC-VA-MI(1)
Habitat
Larvae are found among decaying leaves along the margins of small springs and seeps.