Patterned-wing Snipe Fly
Black Snipe Fly
Grey Snipe Fly
Golden Snipe Fly 
Slender March Fly
Flower-feeding March Fly
Greyish-Brown March Fly
Banded-wing March Fly
Australian March Fly
Yellowish-brown March Fly
Reddish-brown March Fly
Brown March Fly
Garden Soldier Fly
Black Solder Fly
Green Soldier Fly 
Brown Soldier Fly
Brown Tangle-vein Fly  
Yellow Tangle-vein Fly
Bladder Fly
Unknown Flies

Guest book


Black Snipe Fly - Chrysopilus basifasciatus

Family Rhagionidae

This page contains pictures and information about Black Snipe Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 6mm
This Snipe Fly has the black head. Mesonotum and scutellum are black as well. The abdomen is conical shape with first segment covered with white hairs. Legs are black and wings are hyaline. The following segments are black covered with white hairs at laterally front corners. 
DSC_9838.jpg (88156 bytes) DSC_9841.jpg (92789 bytes) DSC_9842.jpg (97346 bytes)
Pictures were taken in Sunnybank along the Bulimba Creek on Nov 2007. 
DSC_9840.jpg (490389 bytes) DSC_9838.jpg (170623 bytes) DSC_9841.jpg (216944 bytes)
DSC_9840w.jpg (122857 bytes) DSC_9842h.jpg (90999 bytes)

1. A review of Australian Leptidae (Diptera) - Paramonov, S. J. 1962, Australian Journal of Zoology 10: 113-169 [126]. 
2. Australian Rhyphidae and Leptidae (Diptera) - Hardy, G. H., 1919, Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 117-129. 

Back to Top

Up ] Patterned-wing Snipe Fly ] [ Black Snipe Fly ] Grey Snipe Fly ] Golden Snipe Fly ]


See us in our Home page. Download large pictures in our Wallpaper web page. Give us comments in our Guest Book, or send email to us. A great way to support us is to buy the CD from us.  
Last updated: March 02, 2013.