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Golden Snipe Fly

Chrysopilus sp.


A Snipe Fly of about 1cm in length, with the entire body covered in gold colored hair. The eyes are greenish and the halteres are dark. Family Rhagionidae.


Garden lights, semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, 2,200 meters.


Three years ago I found a peculiar Snipe Fly in southern Chiapas with Orange metallic hair, orange eyes and orange halteres. Must be a different species, but I haven't found it yet. See: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/203.... https://www.researchgate.net/publication... https://bugguide.net/node/view/116 https://bugguide.net/node/view/292/bgpag...

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Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.71, Long: -92.61

Spotted on Jul 12, 2018
Submitted on Nov 28, 2018

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