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Snipe Fly - male

Chrysopilus quadratus


C. quadratus is a small snipe fly, approximately 6 mm, with very large eyes that occupy almost the entire head. Snipe flies, both adults and larvae, are beneficial predators feeding on a variety of small insects.


Southern Canada - U.S. Moist wooded areas on low vegetation.

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Northview, Michigan, USA

Spotted on Jun 2, 2012
Submitted on Mar 22, 2013

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