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Genus Dilophus

Dilophus sp - Dilophus - female Dilophus sp - Dilophus - female March Fly - Dilophus - female Old Fly - Dilophus strigilatus - female Black fly with uneven abdomen - Dilophus - male Fly - Dilophus March Flies Genus Dilophus - Dilophus - female Dilophus spinipes - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera))
Infraorder Bibionomorpha (Gnats, Gall Midges, and March Flies)
Family Bibionidae (March Flies)
Genus Dilophus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dilophus Meigen 1803
=Philia Meigen 1800 (suppressed)
Numbers
18 spp. in our area, >200 spp. total(1)
Identification
Can be separated from other genera by the presence of:
rings of spines on the fore tibia, e.g.:

two rows of spines anteriorly on the thorax (better developed in females), e.g.:
Range
worldwide, but by far most diverse in the Neotropics(1)
Remarks
in some species the sexes are quite different in form and color, the female often brownish or red, the males black(2)
Print References
Works Cited
1.Evolution and classification of Bibionidae (Diptera: Bibionomorpha)
S.J. Fitzgerald. 2005. Ph.D. Thesis, Oregon State University. 385 pp.
2.The Flies of Western North America
Frank R. Cole and Evert I. Schlinger. 1969. University of California Press.