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Genus Rhagio

Rhagio punctipennis - male Snipe fly - Rhagio tringarius - male Fly - Rhagio mystaceus - male Snipe Flies Rhagio spec. - Rhagio mystaceus Marsh Snipe Fly - Rhagio tringarius Rhagio tringarius Diptera. Phoridae? - Rhagio lineola Marsh Snipe Fly - Rhagio tringarius
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
Explanation of Names
Rhagio Fabricius 1775
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). Can. Ent. 96: 550-568.
James M.T. (1965) Some notes on Rhagio (Diptera: Rhagionidae) of the Western United States and Canada. Can. Ent. 97: 333-336.
Thompson F.C. (1969) First record of Rhagio scolopaceus (Linné) in North America. Proc. ent. Soc. Wash. 71: 141-143. (Full text)