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Species Rhagio mystaceus - Common Snipe Fly

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Classification
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
Species mystaceus (Common Snipe Fly)
Other Common Names
Rhagio mystaceus (Macquart, 1840)
Identification

Habitat
Often perched on tree trunks; females are more commonly seed on leaf litter or foliage(1)
Remarks
This species is commonly attacked by the fungus Furia ithacensis:
Print References
(2)
Internet References
~ BOLDSYSTEMS website page for Rhagio mystaceus - Specimens identified by DNA testing
Works Cited
1.Flies The Natural History & Diversity of Diptera
Stephen A. Marshall. 2012. Firefly Books.
2.Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America
Eric Eaton, Kenn Kaufman. 2006. Houghton Mifflin.