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Photo#108395
Geminaria canalis - male

Geminaria canalis - Male
Off Ortega Highway, near Riverside/ Orange County boundary; alt. 1720 ft., Riverside County, California, USA
May 7, 2007
Size: 6 mm
Please see remarks with adjacent photo.

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Geminaria canalis - male Geminaria canalis - male

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Those two dots on the scutellum look like a convincing imitation of a jumping spider's eyes!

 
Only problem:
they're visible only in full sun. These flies have a sulcate (with groove) scutellum, the two lateral parts being highly convex and smooth, thus reflecting sunlight (or other).

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