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Stiletto Fly at Florida Station (cf. Ozodiceromyia livdahli)  - Ozodiceromyia - female

Stiletto Fly at Florida Station (cf. Ozodiceromyia livdahli) - Ozodiceromyia - Female
Florida Station, Santa Rita Experimental Range, Pima County, Arizona, USA
July 27, 2013
Size: 10 mm (ref.)
Lateral view. This strongly-marked fly was hanging out at a porch light at the station. An expert present suggested it is a stiletto fly, and the markings seem a close match to Ozodiceromyia nigrimana, of which we have many images here:



However the antennae do not look right--much longer and less pressed-together at the base than in the images here. I'm wondering if I've got the wrong fly family. Opinions? Maybe Stratiomyidae? (Note that the two linked photos were taken some time apart, but the location, at a porch light, was identical, so I believe it was the same fly hanging out.)

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Stiletto Fly at Florida Station (cf. Ozodiceromyia livdahli) - Ozodiceromyia - female Stiletto Fly at Florida Station (cf. Ozodiceromyia livdahli)  - Ozodiceromyia - female Stiletto Fly at Florida Station (cf. Ozodiceromyia livdahli) - Ozodiceromyia - female Stiletto Fly at Florida Station (cf. Ozodiceromyia livdahli) - Ozodiceromyia - female

Neat Fly, Patrick
Wish I could have seen everything at the gathering :-)

Moved
Moved from Stiletto Flies. See reference in caption of linked image--appears that the antennae are distinctive for this group.

Moved
Moved from Flies.

Moved--to diptera

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