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Rachicerus obscuripennis

(Rachicerus obscuripennis)

Description

Rachicerus obscuripennis is a North American Diptera of the Rachicerinae family. It is the only North American species with pectinate (comblike) flagellomeres (antenna segments). It was first described by Hermann Loew in 1863.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Insecta
Order:Diptera
Family:Xylophagidae
Genus:Rachicerus
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