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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Antliophora
Ordo: Diptera
Subordo: Nematocera
Infraordo: Tipulomorpha
Superfamilia: Tipuloidea

Familia: Limoniidae
Subfamilia: Limnophilinae
Genus: Acantholimnophila
Species (2): A. bispina – A. maorica

Acantholimnophila Alexander, 1924
Authority for current placement: original
undisputed by all subsequent authorities
Gender: [feminine]
Original status: valid genus
Type species: Limnophila maorica Alexander, 1922
Fixation: original designation [p. 369]

Primary references

Alexander, C.P. 1924: New or little-known Tipulidae (Diptera).—XXI. Australasian species. Annals and magazine of natural history (9), 13 (76): 359–380. DOI: 10.1080/00222932408633051 [first availability, see p. 368]

selected references

Ribeiro, G.C. 2012: Redescription of Notholimnophila Alexander and Acantholimnophila Alexander, poorly known New Zealand endemics (Diptera: Tipulomorpha: Limoniidae). Zootaxa, 3173: 54–68. Preview


Nomenclator Zoologicus

Acantholimnophila is a genus of crane fly in the family Limoniidae.

A. bispina (Alexander, 1922)
A. maorica (Alexander, 1922)


"Catalogue of the Craneflies of the World (Diptera, Tipuloidea: Pediciidae, Limoniidae, Cylindrotomidae, Tipulidae)". Naturalis Biodiversity Center.

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