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Genus Hilara - Balloon Flies

Fly_1220 - Hilara seriata - male Empidid - Hilara umbrosa - male balloon fly - Hilara Dance fly - Hilara Fly - Hilara seriata Rhamphomyia? - Hilara - male Hilara - male small fly - Hilara - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Empidoidea
Family Empididae (Dance Flies)
Subfamily Empidinae
Genus Hilara (Balloon Flies)
Explanation of Names
Hilara Meigen, 1822
Numbers
50 described spp. in our area(1) + many undescribed
Identification
Males usually have a swollen first protarsomere
Range
worldwide[cite:745518]; common throughout N. America
Works Cited
1.Manual of Nearctic Diptera Volume 2
Varies for each chapter; edited by J.F. McAlpine, B.V. Petersen, G.E. Shewell, H.J. Teskey, J.R. Vockeroth, D.M. Wood. 1987. Research Branch Agriculture Canada.