Rhagio cf. tringarius

Snipe Fly

Rhagio cf. tringarius, Snipe Fly

Family: Rhagionidae

Subfamily: Rhagioninae



Rhagio tringarius was first named and described in 1758 by the great Linnaeus, the father of modern taxonomy. In those early days of entomology, Linnaeus put the species in the genus Musca.

Like other members of the genus, Rhagio tringarius adults are most often seen perched on leaves in damp woods. The larvae develop in the soil.

Insects of West Virginia