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Genus Rhagio

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Infraorder Tabanomorpha
Family Rhagionidae (Snipe Flies)
Genus Rhagio
25 spp. in our area(1), ~160 total(2)
The distinctive feature of the larva is the internal head capsule with two sections connected by narrow rods, the hind section with a projecting lobe.

Adults are distinguished from Chrysopilus by the presence of two spurs on the hind tibia instead of one.
holarctic, with some representation in the Oriental Region(2)