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Grey Snipe Fly - Chrysopilus tonnoiri

Family Rhagionidae

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

Body length 7mm
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This is a grey Snipe Fly. Head is black in colour covered with golden hairs. Halteres are yellow with brownish knob. Legs are yellow. Wings are hyaline. Abdomen is covered with golden greyish hairs. Only the central parts of second and third segment being black.
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Photos were taken on Daisy Hills on Mar 2010 and Feb 2012.

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. 

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Last updated: March 02, 2013.