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Photo#1201744
Shoreline fly - Oedoparena

Shoreline fly - Oedoparena
Lantzville, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
March 19, 2016
There were hundreds of these flies on the seaweed at low tide.

Dungfly maybe?

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Shoreline fly - Oedoparena Shoreline fly - Oedoparena Shoreline fly - Oedoparena

Moved
Moved from Flies.

They eat barnacles.

 
Oedoparena glauca
This keys out to Oedoparena glauca which fits geographically with what is published about the distribution of the two species in North America.

 
Probably
It is probably glauca but I am not sure.

 
Wow!
Thanks for the id John. I am constantly amazed by the diversity of insect life cycles. I might need to head back and watch the barnacles and flies for a while.

 
articles
I just came across a couple of interesting artcles on the genus


http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/part/56140

http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/part/56139#/summary

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