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Machimus - Machimus formosus

Machimus - Machimus formosus
nr. Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico, USA
June 5, 2015
on side of prairie dog burrow entrance

Machimus formosus, male (dark individual).
This is a fabulous series beetledude63! Here is an interesting paper that presents more info on the burrow - inhabiting Machimus in the US:
Bullington & Beck, (1991 - Ann.Ent.Soc.Amer.84:590-5). This paper covers these two flies plus a related new species (M. polyphemi), which inhabits tortoise burrows in Florida. A key to these three Machimus is included in the paper.

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