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Genus Rhagio

'Sniper' Fly - Rhagio mystaceus Snipe Fly - Rhagio mystaceus a different fly - Rhagio mystaceus Fly - Rhagio Rhagionidae:  Marsh Snipe fly (Rhagio tringarius) ventral view - Rhagio tringarius venter, snipe fly larva - Rhagio Snipe Fly - Rhagio Rhagio tringarius? - 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)