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.
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)
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