Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Family RHAGIONIDAE Latreille, 1892

Compiler and date details

2005 - M. Elliott, Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


This catalogue recognises 4 genera and 51 species of Rhagionidae (Snipe Flies) from Australia. Little is known of the biology of the group. Adults of Spaniopsis and the extralimital genus Symphoromorpha are haematophagous (Nagatomi & Evenhuis 1989; James & Turner 1981). Larvae of Chrysopilus inhabit the soil. It is thought that they are predominantly predaceous.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
12-Feb-2010 (import)