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Genus Rhagio

Rhagionidae to identify please... - Rhagio tringarius Snipe Fly - Rhagio Snipe Fly - Rhagio Fly from a lobby - Rhagio - female unidentified insect - Rhagio snipe fly - Rhagio gracilis - male Common Snipe Fly - Rhagio mystaceus - female common snipe fly - Rhagio mystaceus - female
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)