Rainieria antennaepes (Say, 1823)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Diptera   >   Family Micropezidae   >   Genus Rainieria   

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Rainieria antennaepes is found across the eastern U.S. and belongs to the family Micropezidae, the Stilt-legged Flies. It is the only member of its genus in North America. This species' specific epithet, antennaepes, refers to holding its front legs up in a way that resembles antennae. It's the antennae-foot (antennae + pes) Rainieria.

There are 34 records in the project database.

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Rainieria antennaepes in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/20/2018). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Rainieria antennaepes in Talbot Co., Maryland (5/16/2015). Verified by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

Rainieria antennaepes in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/18/2020). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Rainieria antennaepes in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/11/2020). (c) Jim Moore (Maryland), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

A female Rainieria antennaepes in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/27/2015). Verified by Ross Hill/BugGuide. Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

Rainieria antennaepes in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/16/2018). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Rainieria antennaepes in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/6/2015). Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

A Rainieria antennaepes in Washington Co., Maryland (5/26/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Rainieria antennaepes in Baltimore City, Maryland (5/31/2007). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

Rainieria antennaepes in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/15/2020). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Rainieria antennaepes in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/18/2020). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Rainieria antennaepes in Howard Co., Maryland (6/4/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Rainieria antennaepes in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/4/2020). (c) Jim Moore (Maryland), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

Rainieria antennaepes in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/10/2024). (c) Jim Moore (Maryland), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

A Rainieria antennaepes in Harford Co., Maryland (6/20/2016). Determined by Brad Barnd/BugGuide. Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

Rainieria antennaepes in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/1/2020). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Rainieria antennaepes in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/24/2018). Determined by Yurika Alexander, Jeff Brown, and Even Dankowicz via BugGuide. Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

Rainieria antennaepes in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/4/2020). (c) Jim Moore (Maryland), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

Rainieria antennaepes in Howard Co., Maryland (8/7/2022). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Rainieria antennaepes in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/15/2023). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Rainieria antennaepes in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/12/2016). (c) Jonathan Carpenter, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jonathan (JC) Carpenter via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Rainieria antennaepes in Washington Co., Maryland (7/2/2021). (c) Mark Etheridge, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Rainieria antennaepes in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/10/2019). (c) Sergei Drovetski, all rights reserved. Photo by Sergei Drovetski. (MBP list)

A Rainieria antennaepes in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/14/2017). Verified by Ross Hill/BugGuide. Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A Rainieria antennaepes in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/12/2017). Determined by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Pauline Horn. (MBP list)


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