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Photo#117909
Fly ID please - Megaselia scalaris

Fly ID please - Megaselia scalaris
Ascension Parish, Louisiana, USA
Size: ~3mm
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Moved
Moved from Scuttle Flies.

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Moved from Scuttle Flies.

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Moved from Flies.

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Moved from Megaselia scalaris.

 
Phoridae.
I'd be pretty confident calling this a phorid at least. Dr. Brian Brown at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is a world authority, and could probably ID the critter in seconds:-) Would be helpful to know under what circumstances it was found, though....

 
They were on the yellow jacket nest that I posted in a previous ID request. All of the wasps were dead and the remaining larva were dead or dying.

Thanks again.

 
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Megaselia scalaris, as Eric suspected

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