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Photo#247535
Fly 06 - Mumetopia occipitalis

Fly 06 - Mumetopia occipitalis
Kenner, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA
December 30, 2008
Size: ~2.5mm

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Fly 06 - Mumetopia occipitalis Fly 06 - Mumetopia occipitalis

Anthomyzidae
Mumetopia sp.?

 
Anthomyzidae
Yes, this is clearly Mumetopia occipitalis -- a very widespread species in North America. Each photo captures the solid patch (not divided) of white tomentum (tiny hairs) above the occipital foramen ("neck" area) which is virtually diagnostic for this species among all other Nearctic species of Anthomyzidae.

 
Thanks Gerard and Kevin!
Thanks for the help!!