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Fly with golden abdomen - House Fly - Musca domestica - female

Fly with golden abdomen - House Fly - Musca domestica - Female
Tonopah Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
May 30, 2015
Size: 7mm
This fly swooped in and landed on my arm, while I was filming a Jumping Spider that was also on my arm. I didn't get very many good shots of it, but I think that it might be a Muscid Fly, maybe a female House Fly, Musca domestica.
This is a common and widespread species, but if confirmed, this is the first sighting for the BugGuide in Arizona.

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Fly with golden abdomen - House Fly - Musca domestica - female Fly with golden abdomen - House Fly - Musca domestica - female Fly with golden abdomen - House Fly - Musca domestica - female

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OK, third view added
The image is a bit blurry and it's still very hard to tell.

 
Good. The dust stripes are mu
Good. The dust stripes are much wider than this close to occiput in Musca autumnalis. I am confident this is Musca domestica.

Do you have a view of the fro
Do you have a view of the frons from above? Musca autumnalis female has wider dust stripes on frons than Musca domestica and has the frontal stripe more parallel sided than Musca domestica. I haven`t ruled out Musca domestica as the dust stripes look quite narrow but a dorsal view of the frons would solve the problem,

 
Thanks for checking!
No, most of the footage is from the rear and very blurry. I'm glad that you agree with the genus! At least we can tell that this is a female, probably in the genus Musca. Next time I will just have to look her in the face.
Hey, do you think that this image is misplaced? (curved lines): ♀ Thanks for helping us Bill.

 
[thumb:493154] Musca domesti

Musca domestica.... female

 
Re-Thanks for checking
This is very likely to be Musca autumnalis with such wide frons dust stripes which can be slightly curving but I would like to see wing venation before making a decision.
Musca domestica female is even less parallel and at widest point the frontal stripe almost touches eyes. See the Musca domestica directly above.

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