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Species Rhagio lineola - Small Fleck-winged Snipe Fly

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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 lineola (Small Fleck-winged Snipe Fly)
6 to 8 mm
"Distinguished by its dorsal triangles on the abdomen and mesonotum hair entirely light coloured." -- comment by C. Ho

Adults are predators of smaller flies and other insects. Larvae feed on earthworms and beetle larvae.
Introduced, probably from Europe, very common in England
Internet References
~ BOLDSYSTEMS website page for Rhagio lineola - Specimens identified by DNA testing