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Fly With Spotted Wings - Geomyza tripunctata

Fly With Spotted Wings - Geomyza tripunctata
48.164028N 53.964815W (WGS84), Clarenville, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland/Labrador, Canada
July 2, 2007
Size: 4mm Body Length

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Gerard -
If you respond to a spammer - when we delete their account your comment is left hanging by itself. It's best not to respond... just to leave a comment here. You should probably edit your comment below since it doesn't make much sense now that the spammer's comment has been removed. Thanks!

 
Thanks
Lynette, I will not comment on a spammer anymore..:-))

Moved
Moved from Geomyza.

Opomyzidae
Is the family this one belongs in, and if we were in Europe I would say Geomyza tripuctata, but this is the nearctic....
Greetings,

 
Thanks for the comments
As I mentioned in another post, I'm not sure that where I'm taking these photos ought to be considered "near arctic". This photo was taken at a latitude about equal to Port Townsend, Washington. It's not that cold here either. Feburary is our coldest month with an average daily temperature of -5.4C (22.3F). February's average daily minimum is -9.3C (15.3F). Given this info, do you think Geomyza tripuctata is possible?

 
Nearctic is
Not what you think it is, because the term nearctic refers to a so called terrestrial ecozone!
Look at this, and you'll see what I mean when I say nearctic!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nearctic

After looking at a list of nearctic Opomyzidae species, tripunctata is not on it. So I would say: Opomyzidae, genus Geomyza!
Greetings,

 
Geomyza tripunctata is known
Geomyza tripunctata is known from the nearctic region. And this is indeed G. tripunctata.

 
Wow!
Thanks Gerard. I should have known I was going 'off-course' when you spelled it as one word (nearctic) instead of two. I never knew about these ecozones. Thanks very much for setting me straight! :)

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