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Species Atarba picticornis

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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 Hexatomini
Genus Atarba
Species picticornis (Atarba picticornis)
one of 4 species in this genus in North America listed at
body length 6-7 mm
Adult preserved specimens: wings polished yellow; abdomen yellow with blackened subterminal ring on each segment; antennae elongate, bicolored with pale and dark rings - a distinguishing feature; legs yellow, with terminal tarsal segments darker yellowish-brown
living individuals are more brown (as seen in this photo), and turn yellow after death
includes eastern North America, from Florida to at least Pennsylvania and Michigan
grassy areas and on low vegetation in shaded open woods; larvae develop in saturated decaying wood
page creation based on Chen Young's identification of this image
Internet References
pinned adult images of male and female plus description and habitat (Chen Young and James Fetzner, The Crane Flies of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Museum of Natural History)
classification in subfamily Chioneinae and list of subgenera (Catalogue of the Crane Flies of the World, Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility, U. of Amsterdam)
presence in Florida; PDF doc list (Charles Johnson, Insects of Florida, 1895, American Museum of Natural History)
presence in North Carolina 4 pinned specimens in collection, including locally collected specimens (North Carolina State U.)
presence in Michigan; list (C. O'Neal, U. of Michigan)