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Genus Macrocera

Macrocera - Macrocera formosa - female Predatory Fungus Gnat - Macrocera - male Macrocera sp? - Macrocera - male Unknown diptera - Macrocera - male Wasp - Macrocera - male Long-antenna fly - Macrocera - male Odd Dipteran - Macrocera Macrocera formosa? - Macrocera - female
Classification
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)
Genus Macrocera
Explanation of Names
Macrocera is Greek for "big horn," presumably in reference to the long antennae.
Numbers
Nearctica lists 24 species.
Remarks
Macrocera belongs to the subfamily Keroplatinae, which is considered as a separate family, Keroplatidae, by some.
Print References
Johannsen, O. A. 1909. The Mycetophilidae of North America (Google books)
Vockeroth, J. R. 1976. The species of the Macrocera nobilis group in the Holarctic Region (Diptera: Mycetophilidae). Canadian Entomologist 108(11):1229­-1233
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