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Species Chrysotus simulans

Fly 01 - Chrysotus simulans - male Fly 01 - Chrysotus simulans - male Fly 09 - Chrysotus simulans - male Fly 09 - Chrysotus simulans Possibly Family Dolichopodidiae - Chrysotus simulans - male Possibly Family Dolichopodidiae - Chrysotus simulans - male
Classification
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
Species simulans (Chrysotus simulans)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chrysotus simulans Van Duzee, 1924 (note that the type specimen was headless and the shiny palps are not mentioned; also the key by Robinson(1) says the fourth segment of the fore tarsus is black)
Identification
Femora pale, fore tarsi of male ornamented, fore tibia with black ring.
Range
Known from Virginia and Florida(2)
Works Cited
1.A Synopsis of the Dolichopodidae of the Southeastern United States and Adjacent Regions
Harold Robinson. 1964. Entomological Society of America.
2.Catalog of the Dolichopodidae (Diptera) of America north of Mexico
Marc A. A. Pollet et al. 2003. American Museum of Natural History.