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Genus Chrysotus

Small Long-legged Fly - Chrysotus Fly 01 - Chrysotus simulans - male Fly 01 - Chrysotus simulans - male Green fly on milkweed - Chrysotus Micro fly - Chrysotus tennesseensis Longlegged Fly ? - Chrysotus Fly - Chrysotus mundus - male Fly - Chrysotus mundus - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Empidoidea
Family Dolichopodidae (Longlegged Flies)
Subfamily Diaphorinae
Genus Chrysotus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Many species were formerly assigned to Diaphorus. Species identification may require studying revisions of both genera.
Over 100 species north of Mexico
Similar to Diaphorus, but usually with a wider frons, narrower face, and fewer bristles on the male genitalia.
"Chrysotus is generally heliophilous and is mainly found on the foliage of low herbs, but a number of species seem to prefer wet, sandy banks of ponds and rivers"(1)
Print References
Van Duzee, M.C. 1924. A revision of the North American species of the dipterous genus Chrysotus. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences 13(3):3-53 (Google books)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the Dolichopodidae (Diptera) of America north of Mexico
Marc A. A. Pollet et al. 2003. American Museum of Natural History.