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Species Rhagio lineola - Small Fleck-winged Snipe Fly

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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
Species lineola (Small Fleck-winged Snipe Fly)
Size
6 to 8 mm
Identification
"Distinguished by its dorsal triangles on the abdomen and mesonotum hair entirely light coloured." -- comment by C. Ho

Food
Adults are predators of smaller flies and other insects. Larvae feed on earthworms and beetle larvae.
Remarks
Introduced, probably from Europe, very common in England
Internet References
~ BOLDSYSTEMS website page for Rhagio lineola - Specimens identified by DNA testing