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Genus Eurygarka

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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)
Genus Eurygarka
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eurygarka Quate 1959 (1)
Explanation of Names
"Eurygarka--Gr., eurys-broad; garka-rod; referring to broad sensory filaments of antenna." (Quate, 1959) (1)
Size
wing length ≈ 1.7 mm (1)
Identification


"Female Eurygarka hold their wings "roof/tent-like" over the abdomen, while males hold them horizontally, as shown in example. The bronze colored hairs on the thorax are typical of some Eurygarka I've collected in Tennessee, but the same species occur in Alabama. Black antennae with white bands is typical." Gregory R. Curler
Range
Specimens have been collected from east Tennessee, central and northwest South Carolina and north Alabama. (1)
Remarks
Quate proposed the genus Eurygarka (1959) to receive a single species Psychoda helicis (1)
Internet References
Encyclopedia of Life – images of genitalia
Works Cited
1.A review of the Nearctic species of the genus Eurygarka Quate
Curler, Gregory R. & Moulton, John K. 2008. Magnolia Press, Zootaxa 1740: 28–36 .