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Maruina (Psychodidae) - Maruina

Maruina (Psychodidae) - Maruina
Tucson, Saguaro National Park, Rincon Mountain District, Pima County, Arizona, USA
December 3, 2015
Size: 3mm
Emerging from puparium. Found above water of a tanaja.


Sorry to pick at the details,
Sorry to pick at the details, but the adult fly is emerging and leaving behind a pupal exuvium, not a puparium. Note that a puparium is actually an exuvium of the last instar (the pupa develops inside, but is not part of the puparium) in some Brachycera and a few other insects, but lower Diptera do not have this.

Regardless, this is a very interesting find due to the fact that it is in December! Beautiful photograph.

Moved from Flies.

Moved from ID Request.

how sweet

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