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Small Fly - Medetera - female

Small Fly - Medetera - Female
Lake Forest, Orange County, California, USA
August 21, 2016

Moved from Longlegged Flies.

Moved from ID Request.

Thanks John
Let me know what views are needed. I have it contained as I speak.

I don't know what else I want to see. Could be Medetera. If so it's a female and species ID is unlikely.

Can try grabbing more
they congregate on a certain tree in my neighbourhood. How do you tell the genders?

Yes - Medetera (female)…
This is, indeed, a female - the males have enlarged external hypopygia.

See reference here.

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