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Plecia (love bug)

Insecta - Diptera - Bibionidae

Species
Bibio cylindratus, Clothonopsis, Clothonopsis miocenica, P. abava, P. acourti, P. aculeolata, P. akerionana, P. amagua, P. angustipennis, P. angustiventris, P. antenata, P. assonensis, P. avus, P. axeliana, P. baglii, P. bivalvula, P. borussica, P. brunneipennis, P. brunniptera, P. bucklandi (syn. Protomyia elegans, P. dilatativentris, Bibio edwardsii, Protomyia gracilis), P. cairnesi, P. canadensis, P. capitata, P. castellaroi, P. chapuisii, P. clavifemur, P. conica (syn. P. haennii), P. curtula (syn. Penthetria avunculus), P. decapitata, P. dejecta, P. diatoma, P. dilatata, P. dumasi, P. elatior, P. elegantula, P. elongata, P. exigua, P. explanata, P. exposita, P. exposititia, P. foersteri (syn. P. splendida, P. oviformis), P. fumosa, P. gracilentula (syn. P. gracilenta), P. gracillima, P. gradata, P. grandaeva, P. grossa, P. heeri, P. hilaris, P. hoffeinsorum, P. hypogaea, P. imperialis, P. inflata, P. inflata, P. intima, P. joannis, P. jucunda (syn. Protomyia affinis), P. kanetakii, P. kelownaensis, P. kudiella, P. kuznetzovi, P. lapidaria (syn. Protomyia sluiteri), P. larguensis, P. larteti, P. livida (syn. P. flichei, P. maculitarsis, P. fusciventris, P. cerestensis, Protomyia brevipennis, P. maculiventris, P. constricta, P. brevithoracis, P. goreti), P. longipennis, P. luctuosa, P. ludongensis, P. luteola, P. lygaeoides (syn. Protomyia gracilenta, Bibio detractus, P. acutiventris, P. guinieri), P. macilenta, P. macrocephala, P. maimensis, P. melanderi, P. minutula, P. morio (syn. Protomyia collossea, Bibio incrassatus), P. myersi, P. nana, P. obsitula, P. orycta, P. oustaleti, P. painvini, P. pallida, P. parisiensis, P. pealei, P. pennata, P. philippi, P. pictipennis (syn. Penthetria separanda, Penthetria ovalis, Penthetria lambei), P. pinguis, P. pisaurensis, P. platoptera, P. platyptera, P. prisca, P. pristina, P. proserpina, P. pulchella, P. pulchra, P. pulla (syn. Penthetria brevipes), P. quaesita, P. rectivenia, P. redempta, P. reducta, P. refracta, P. retracta, P. rhenana, P. rhodopterina, P. rubescens, P. satyrus, P. sauvagei, P. schineri, P. similkameena, P. solaris, P. spinula, P. sturmi, P. stygia, P. superba, P. tenuicornis, P. tessella, P. theobaldi (syn. Bibio nigripennis), P. transitoria (syn. Penthetria falcatula, Penthetria fragmentum), P. tulameenensis, P. undans, P. vergnei, P. veterana, P. villosa, P. vulcania, P. vulpina, P. winchesteri, P. winnertzi, P. woodruffi
Sister genera
Clothonopsis

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1823Plecia Wiedemann p. 72
1870Plecia pallida Oustalet p. 118 figs. Pl 3, figs 11-13
1870Bibio cylindratus Oustalet p. 133 figs. Pl 4, fig 12
1870Bibio lartetii Oustalet p. 137 figs. Pl 4, figs 10,14
1870Protomyia longipennis Oustalet p. 141 figs. Pl 6, fig 1
1870Protomyia joannis Oustalet p. 143 figs. Pl 6, figs 4,14
1870Protomyia sauvagei Oustalet p. 146 figs. Pl 6, fig 6
1878Plecia joannis Brongniart p. 48
1878Plecia lartetii Brongniart p. 48
1878Plecia sauvagei Brongniart p. 48
1879Epiplecia Giard
1891Plecia pallida Förster p. 474 figs. Pl 14, fig 16
1905Plecia Aldrich p. 164
1915Bibio painvini Meunier p. 16 fig. 18
1921Plecia Cockerell
1923Plecia Meunier p. 86
1925Plecia Cockerell p. 12
1931Plecia Pongrácz p. 118
1937Plecia James p. 241
1937Plecia Theobald p. 133
1937Bibio painvini Theobald p. 332
1937Plecia retracta Theobald p. 341 figs. Pl XXII fig 4
1938Plecia James p. 114
1941Plecia Zeuner
1943Plecia Statz
1959Plecia Rice p. 8
1985Plecia Hong and Wang p. 18
1987Clothonopsis Hong and Wang p. 258
1987Clothonopsis miocenica Hong and Wang p. 258 figs. Pl 1, fig 1; text-fig 1
1989Plecia Zhang p. 328
1992Plecia Carpenter
1994Penthetria joannis Evenhuis
1994Penthetria longipennis Evenhuis
1994Penthetria pallida Evenhuis
1994Penthetria sauvagei Evenhuis
1994Bibio larteti Evenhuis p. 124
2003Plecia Wappler p. 154
2004Plecia joannis Fitzgerald p. 273
2009Plecia Skartveit p. 14

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
CercophoraBörner 1904
classInsecta
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
RankNameAuthor
subclassPterygota(Brauer 1885)
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
Holometabola
Aparaglossata
Mecopterida
superorderAntliophora
orderDiptera
NeodipteraMichelsen 1994
infraorderBibionomorpha
superfamilyBibionoideaNewman 1834
familyBibionidaeNewman 1834
subfamilyPleciinaeDuda 1930
genusPleciaWiedemann 1823

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available