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small fly - Anthepiscopus - female

small fly - Anthepiscopus - Female
Mt. Washington, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA
June 8, 2007
Size: ~3mm
Found at 4,000 elevation in flowers.

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small fly - Anthepiscopus - female small fly - Anthepiscopus - female

Moved from Dance Flies.
Identified by Bradley Sinclair.

Odd place to find one
According to Manual of Nearctic Diptera, the genus is "far western."

MND also says males have eyes contiguous above.

Here's the response I got from Bradley Sinclair
Tom: I am soon to start to revise this genus too. It is most common in the West, and is very rare in the east. Maybe only one species. It is definitely this genus based on wing venation and also the palpi are parallel with the projecting mouthparts. I do not know at this point whether the eastern species is a western species or restricted to the East.
The specimen is female and eyes are dichoptic in this sex.
If you can collect additional specimens, especially males I would be greatly appreciative.


Moved from Flies.

I believe. One of the small, not very showy ones.

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