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Micro Bee Fly on the sink

Micro Bee Fly on the sink
Tonopah Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
May 8, 2015
Size: 1mm
These are images of a tiny fly that I filmed on the bathroom sink. Sorry for the poor quality.

Please confirm, move or frass these images. Thanks for your help!

Images of this individual: tag all
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Moved from ID Request. Lets go ahead and keep these.

Brad, thanks for noticing this little Fly! Maybe after I edit the video, someone will be able to educate me about him or her. Stick around!

Not native to sinks
Compare Mythicomyiidae.(1)

John, the lack of any visible mouth-parts, (in the second image) is interesting, because it should be very long. Can you tell me if they can fold it or tuck it under the head, when they aren't feeding? Thanks

It's very short
I see a very short, forward-projecting proboscis. I don't know what the range in size is.

Family or Frass?
I would frass, due to the image quality, but this fly is about half as big as most of the others in that family.
Is there any value in saving this? Can we call it a Dwarf Micro Bee Fly?
Should I wait a few days or just let you frass, as you see fit? Thanks

Micro Bee Fly!
If it has anything to do with Bees, it's still very cool. Thanks for my family!

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