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Species Sciapus wiedemanni

Dolichopodidae - Sciapus wiedemanni - female Dolichopodidae - Sciapus wiedemanni - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Empidoidea
Family Dolichopodidae (Longlegged Flies)
Subfamily Sciapodinae
Genus Sciapus
Species wiedemanni (Sciapus wiedemanni)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Leptopus wiedemanni Fallén, 1823
Sciapus divergens Van Duzee, 1933
Identification
The only dull gray Sciapodinae on the West Coast.
Range
Europe. Introduced to Washington at least as early as 1931 and to Ontario at an unknown date.
See Also
Sciapus pallens is distinguished by male secondary sexual characters.
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