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Genus Chrysotimus

small Dolichopodid - Chrysotimus delicatus - female
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 Peloropeodinae
Genus Chrysotimus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chrysotimus Loew, 1857
Explanation of Names
From the Greek words for gold and honor, after the color of the species and the similarity to Chrysotus. (Loew, 1861)
Numbers
Seven species in North America
Identification
One of a few genera with bristles on thorax yellowish instead of black. Abdomen often yellow. Nanomyia is similar but is restricted to the Atlantic shore.
Remarks
"Species of Chrysotimus are generally found on vegetation, especially on broad-leaved trees."(1)
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.