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Keith Bayless
Containing group: Beridinae


Chorisops is a genus of slender, metallic green soldier flies native to the Palaearctic region, China, and Myanmar (Burma). Numerous undescribed species are likely present in Southeast Asia (Woodley 1995). Chorisops tibialis forms mating swarms. Larvae of C. nagatomii were found in a muddy 'water meadow' along the banks of a stream (Rozkošný, R. 1982).


All known males in Chorisops have a long, slender process or lobe on the gonocoxites dorsal to the gonostylus (Woodley 1995). Chorisops marginata, C. separata, and C. unita are known only from female specimens, so their generic placement is uncertain as the putative synapomorphy of the genus is found only in males.


Rozkošný, R. 1982. A biosystematic study of the European Stratiomyidae (Diptera). Volume 1. Introduction, Beridinae, Sargunae, and Stratiomyinae. Dr. W. Junk, The Hague, Boston 1-401

Woodley, N. E. 2001. A World Catalog of the Stratiomyidae (Insecta: Diptera). Myia 11: 1-473. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden.

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