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Photo#230186
Fly - Bellardia

Fly - Bellardia
Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
September 30, 2008
Size: 8 mm

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Moved
Moved from Oestroidea.

Moved
Moved from Calyptratae.

Calliphoridae ??
I would guess calliphoridae but I am not sure

 
from Terry Whitworth:
"Color confusing, could be Calliphora or a muscid"

(amazing how many specialists one can puzzle with such a fine pic, isn't it, John? =v=)

 
Possibly Bellardia
Possible Bellardia.

Moved
Moved from Flies.

Moving -
to Diptera for now...

Not sure -
but I wonder if this will turn out to be a tachinid fly...

If an expert agrees on the family, you'll be happy to know we also have a link to a key to the genera here. :)

 
Saved by geometry
If this is one I won't have to key it. Step 1 in the key requires looking underneath ("prosternum setose, sometimes sparsely so"). I don't have a picture from that angle.

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