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Genus Chrysotus

Fly 09 - Chrysotus simulans small blue Dolichopodid - Chrysotus subcostatus small blue Dolichopodid - Chrysotus subcostatus Tiny Dolis? - Chrysotus - female Dolichopodid w/ enlarged front tarsi - Chrysotus tarsalis - male Longlegged fly - Chrysotus cornutus - male Diaphorinae ? - Chrysotus Chrysotus choricus - Chrysotus - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Empidoidea
Family Dolichopodidae (Longlegged Flies)
Subfamily Diaphorinae
Genus Chrysotus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Many species were formerly assigned to Diaphorus. Species identification may require studying revisions of both genera.
Over 100 species north of Mexico
Similar to Diaphorus, but usually with a wider frons, narrower face, and fewer bristles on the male genitalia.
"Chrysotus is generally heliophilous and is mainly found on the foliage of low herbs, but a number of species seem to prefer wet, sandy banks of ponds and rivers"(1)
Print References
Van Duzee, M.C. 1924. A revision of the North American species of the dipterous genus Chrysotus. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences 13(3):3-53 (Google books)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the Dolichopodidae (Diptera) of America north of Mexico
Marc A. A. Pollet et al. 2003. American Museum of Natural History.