White-winged March Fly
( Bibio albipennis )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Bibio albipennis
(Say ,1823 )
Common Name:White-winged March Fly
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Diptera
Suborder:Nematocera
Family:Bibionidae
Genus:Bibio
Taxon Code:DIP00043

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Alameda, Alameda, 2801 Sea View Parkway, Alameda
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CA01010030

RECOGNITION
Description
This species is readily differentiated from other species of Bibio by the very short r-m crossvein and by the short inner spurs of the front tibiae. It differs from melanopilosus Hardy in being larger, having predominantly pale pile, and having nine segments in the antennae. The head, body and legs are all black. Wings appear white. The body is covered pretty densely with white hairs.
Body Length
5-11 mm.

BIOLOGY
Distribution
Southern Canada to northern Mexico. The most common and widespread species of the genus.

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

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