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Species Rhagio scolopaceus - Downlooker Snipefly

Snipe Fly - Rhagio scolopaceus - male Downlooker Snipefly - Rhagio scolopaceus - male large snipe fly - Rhagio scolopaceus - 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
Species scolopaceus (Downlooker Snipefly)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rhagio scolopaceus (Linnaeus)
Range
introduced into Boston area of Massachusetts; Europe.
Remarks
This is an Old World species first reported from the Boston area by F.C. Thompson in 1969, with the earliest specimen from 1949. Only four specimens were known to him, the 1949 specimen, one from 1963, and two from 1968. All were from Boston (Hyde Park and opposite Regis College on Wellesley Street). (1)
Internet References
~ BOLDSYSTEMS website page for Rhagio scolopaceus - Specimens identified by DNA testing
Works Cited
1.First record of Rhagio scolopaceus (Linne) in North America
F.C. Thompson. 1969. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 71: 141-143.