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Genus Rhagio

Snipe fly - Rhagio - male Rhagio Twin - Rhagio mystaceus 'Sniper' Fly - Rhagio mystaceus   - Rhagio Snipe Fly - Rhagio mystaceus - male Diptera. Rhagionidae. Rhagio - Rhagio Snipe Fly2? - Rhagio - female Snipe Fly - Rhagio
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
25 spp. in our area(1), ~160 total(2)
The distinctive feature of the larva is the internal head capsule with two sections connected by narrow rods, the hind section with a projecting lobe.

Adults are distinguished from Chrysopilus by the presence of two spurs on the hind tibia instead of one.
holarctic, with some representation in the Oriental Region(2)
Print References
Chillcott, J. G. (1965). A revision of the eastern Nearctic species of Rhagio Fabricius (Diptera: Rhagionidae). Can. Ent. 97:785-795.
James, M. T. (1964). The Rhagio dimidiatus Group in Western North America (Diptera, Rhagionidae). The Canadian Entomologist, 96(3), 550-568.
James, M. T. (1965). Some Notes on Rhagio (Diptera: Rhagionidae) of the Western United States and Canada. The Canadian Entomologist, 97(3), 333-336.
Thompson, F. C. (1969). First record of Rhagio scolopaceus (Linne) in North America. Proc. ent. Soc. Wash. 7l: l4l-143. (Full Text)
Internet References
~ BOLDSYSTEMS website page for the genus Rhagio - Specimens identified by DNA testing