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Eukarya: This organism has a nuclear envelope and complex structures within its cell's membrane.

Animalia: Brachynemurus nebulosus is multicellular, motile, heterotrophic, and lacks cell walls.

Arthropoda: All members of this species have an exoskeleton, a segmented body and joint appendages.

Insecta: This organism has an exoskeleton composed of chitin, a head, thorax and abdomen, three pairs of jointed legs, compound eyes and two antennae.


Neuroptera: Brachynemurus nebulosus falls under this order because it has an elongated soft body, two pairs of wings, biting mouth parts, and large compound eyes.

Myrmeleontidae: Members of this family have clavate antennae, and four similarly shaped wings with an elongated hypostigmatic cell in the apical region. All members of this family are referred to as antlions.

Brachynemurus: Insects that fall under the genus Brachynemurus have their abdomen extend beyond the wingtips and fine net-like venation on the wings. There are 33 species in this genus.

Nebulosus: Brachynemurus nebulosus is characterized by red, black and silvery larvae.

Phylogenetic tree from Animals to Insects by Evan Ragland

This phylogenetic tree shows that insects are most closely related to curstaceans under the phylum arthropoda.

Tribe to Genus by Evan Ragland

This phylogenetic tree shows which genuses are most closely related to Brachynemurus. Brachynemurini is the tribe containing Brachynemurus.

Scientific name translation: Nebulosus means dark or foggy and brachynemurus translates to low lying fly.

For information about the living environment of Brachynemurus nebulosus go to Habitat.