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Genus Rhagio

Fly - Rhagio lineola - male Snipe Fly - Rhagio Snipe Fly - Rhagio mystaceus Fly with long legs - Rhagio gracilis - female Snipe Fly - Rhagio Fly - Rhagio mystaceus - male Marsh Snipe Fly - Rhagio tringarius Unknown fly - Rhagio
Classification
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
Numbers
25 spp. in our area(1), ~160 total(2)
Identification
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.
Range
holarctic, with some representation in the Oriental Region(2)
Internet References
~ BOLDSYSTEMS website page for the genus Rhagio - Specimens identified by DNA testing