Alternative Taxonomy: 

As a subgenus of Limonia or Dicranomyia:
Limonia (Euglochina)
Dicranomyia (Euglochina)


Alexander, C.P. 1921. New species of crane-flies from North Queensland (Tipulidae, Diptera). Canadian Entomologist 53: 207.


Euglochina is a small group of species previously recognized as a subgeneric grouping of the large genus Dicranomyia based on the slender, elongage body and wings of its members. The group is here recognized as a generic unit. The genus is based on the extreme compression of the wing veins in the distal end of the wing and is further recognized by the elongation of the wing and abdomen.

Dicranomyia (Euglochina) sp. wing
Figure 1. Wing of Euglochina arachnobia (Alexander) (re-drawn from Alexander 1929; scale bar = 1.0 mm). 
Dicranomyia (Euglochina) sp. hypopygium
Figure 2. Male hypopygium of Euglochina sp. (scale bar = 0.5 mm).


Euglochina is a group of 16 species that are strongly distributed in both the Oriental (11 species) and Australian/Oceanic (5 species) Regions. The remaining species of the subgenus are found in the Afroropical (2 species) and Palearctic (2 species) Regions. All species in the subgenus show fairly widespread distributions.

Larval Habitat: 

The larval habitat of this subgenus is unknown.