Chrysops relictus

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Chrysops relictus
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Adult female
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Tabanidae
Genus: Chrysops
Subgenus: Chrysops
Species: Chrysops relictus
Binomial name
Chrysops (Chrysops) relictus
Meigen, 1820
Synonyms
  • Chrysops chlorosis Goffe, 1931
  • Chrysops clarus Goffe, 1931
  • Chrysops conspicuus Goffe, 1931
  • Chrysops inconspicuus Goffe, 1931

The adult twin-lobed deerfly, Chrysops relictus, is a largish European fly of about 8–10.5 millimetres (0.31–0.41 in) length, The larvae feed upon organic matter in damp soils, and are termed hydrobionts in that they inhabit areas of high water content.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stubbs, A.; Drake, M. (2001). British Soldierflies and Their Allies: A Field Guide to the Larger British Brachycera. British Entomological and Natural History Society. p. 512. ISBN 1-899935-04-5.