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Dune flies... - Lasiopogon littoris

Dune flies... - Lasiopogon littoris
Oso Flaco Dunes Preserve, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
April 13, 2007
The other partner of this couple; male?

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Dune flies... - Lasiopogon littoris - male - female Dune flies... - Lasiopogon littoris Dune flies... - Lasiopogon littoris

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Thank you Rob, for the species ID!
I have another one, should be the same species:

 
Lasiopogon littoris
Yep, Hartmut, another L. littoris. Looks like a female. This species is distinguished by its small size, even for a Lasiopogon (about 5-7mm); its all-white hairs and bristles; and the extensive silvery-gray tomentum over almost all the body. The fourth antennal segment (second flagellomere or arista) is more than twice as long as the third segment (first flagellomere). The fly is common at Oso Flaco Lakes where you photographed these ones. Another excellent place to find it is along the beaches at Morro Bay.

 
Thanks again, Rob -
also for including some of the characters.
I've posted another couple of photos:
a male:


and another couple:

Lasiopogon littoris
Lasiopogon littoris, a common robber fly of coastal dunes and beaches along the central California coast.

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