Nephrotoma ferruginea ferruginea    



habitat
North American boreal forests.

seasonality
From late May to August.

identification
Head rust colored; margins of abdominal segments black. Antennae elongate and dark; thorax yellow and hump-backed with laterally lined stripes (Fabricus 1822). Halteres have dark brown clubs with apical edges paler (Dietz 1918). Legs slender and yellow with blackish hairs and tibiae blackish at the apex. Wings almost transparent with a grayish tint and sparsely covered with hair, veins costa, subcosta, radial and all veins beyond the cord, with the exception of those limiting 1st medial 2, stigma pale brown (Dietz 1918). Wing veination as in figure. Male, length of body: 10.5 mm, wing span:10.5 mm.

life history
Complete metamorphosis; no other information known.

conservation
It is not know if this species is threatened.

diet info
Not Known.

range
North America; East from Alberta, Colorado, and Texas (Stone et al. 1965).

notes
Some information taken for this species from Dietz (1918), under species name Pachyrhina beutenmuelleri, but is the same species as T. Ferruginea ferruginea (Stone et al. 1965).

people
species page authorBaschuk, R.2005 

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=5891

 

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