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Dolichopodid - Dolichopus reflectus - male

Dolichopodid - Dolichopus reflectus - Male
North Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
May 20, 2015
I think this one keys out to Dolichopus based on the key in MND (1). However, I could have easily made a wrong turn within the key and I don’t have a straight on dorsal photo clearly showing the wing venation so confirmation or correction of the ID would be appreciated. TIA

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Dolichopodid - Dolichopus reflectus - male Dolichopodid - Dolichopus reflectus - male Dolichopodid - Dolichopus reflectus - male

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thanks John
What features did you use to get this to D. reflectus? With a 25 page key to the males (1), there was no way I was going to be able to get that far on my own.
Thanks again

 
Features
Pale legs, hind tibia black at tip, fringe of hairs on back of head mostly pale (as in most species), hairs on squama black (as in most species), vein M with two right angle turns, antenna pale, tarsi not ornamented, hind femur with black hairs below. These get you most of the way there.

The shape of M with two right angle bends is unusual in males, and limits the options to about three common species and maybe a dozen rare species.

 
thanks
I'd never have figured this one out on my own!

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