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subgenus Discobola

Crane fly with bullseye pattern on wings - Limonia annulata Crane fly or mosquito? - Limonia annulata Crane Fly on Bracket Fungus - Limonia annulata ocellated crane fly - Limonia annulata Epiphragma? - Limonia annulata Tipulomorpha - Limonia annulata Crane fly - Limonia annulata  Limonia annulata? - Limonia annulata - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera))
Infraorder Tipulomorpha (Crane Flies)
Family Limoniidae (Limoniid Crane Flies)
Tribe Limoniini
Genus Limonia
No Taxon subgenus Discobola
Numbers
one species in this subgenus in North America: Limonia annulata
Size
body length 8-11 mm
Identification
body yellowish or greenish-yellow; wings yellow with a supernumerary cross vein in cell 1st A, connecting the two anal veins; series of eye-like brown markings along costal margin; femora with subterminal black ring and clear yellow apex
Range
British Columbia to Newfoundland, south to Tennessee
also occurs in Eurasia, south to New Guinea
Habitat
woodlands: adults commonly found in hollow logs and on moss-covered bases of trees; larvae found beneath bark of decaying wood
Season
adults present May to October
Internet References
pinned adult images of male and female plus distribution, description, habitat (Chen Young and James Fetzner, The Crane Flies of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Museum of Natural History)
habitat and seasonality; PDF doc (Benjamin Foote, A Preliminary Survey of the Crane Flies of Delaware County, Ohio, 1956, Ohio State U.)