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Genus Rhagio

Snipe Fly - Rhagio mystaceus Stiletto fly - Rhagio Rhagio lineola - male? - Rhagio Fly with long legs - Rhagio gracilis Orange and Black Fly - Rhagio Rhagio punctipennis Robber Fly - Rhagio tringarius Common Snipe Fly - Rhagio mystaceus - male
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)