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Species Chrysops geminatus

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Infraorder Tabanomorpha
Family Tabanidae (Horse and Deer Flies)
Subfamily Chrysopsinae (Deer Flies)
Tribe Chrysopsini
Genus Chrysops
Species geminatus (Chrysops geminatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chrysops geminatus Wiedemann, 1828
"Chrysops geminatus is one of the smallest species of the genus and is also distinctive by the apical spot of the wing being moderately widened apically and almost separated from the crossband and usually by an inverted V-shaped black marking on an otherwise yellow second abdominal tergite. The species is most similar to C. lateralis Wiedemann."(1)
Eastern USA, southern Ontario and Quebec
"Larvae have been found abundantly in moss growing in spring-fed drainage beds and in some common, less distinctive habitats."(1)
Short flight period, mainly in July(1)
Works Cited
1.The horse flies and deer flies of Canada and Alaska (Diptera: Tabanidae)
Teskey H.J. 1990. The insects and arachnids of Canada, Pt. 16. Ottawa: Agriculture Canada. 381 pp.