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Stiletto Fly with Dark Wings - Ozodiceromyia nigrimana - female

Stiletto Fly with Dark Wings - Ozodiceromyia nigrimana - Female
Tonopah Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
June 2, 2015
Size: 10.5mm
These are images of a Stiletto Fly, that is most likely a female Ozodiceromyia nigrimana (Krober 1912). (former genus: Psilocephala)
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Keying to Neararctic Genera of Therevidae: (online-current 2017)(1)
1. - There is no hair or only a few hairs on the posterior surface of the middle coxa. = 20
20. - The prosternum has hair in and around the central depression. = 21
21. - There are no shiny, black calli on the face. The hair on the thorax and abdomen is semi-appressed and scaly and erect and normal. = 22
22. - Wing cell m3 is closed or narrowly open. The frons of the male is usually partly shiny and with hair. The female's frons is variably shiny or not shiny. The foretibiae have several stout posteroventral setae. The foretibiae and first tarsomere are stout. = 23
23. - The frons is at least partly shiny. The fly is usually small and slenderly built with slender antennae. = Genus Ozodiceromyia Bigot (1890)
Keying to Species Group of Genus Ozodiceromyia: (Gaimari & Irwin 2000) Revision of the mexicana-group of the cycloteline genus Ozodiceromyia Bigot (Diptera: Therevidae)
1. - Antennae shorter than head, rarely as long as head; Scape usually bare on median surface; Pedical as long as wide, usually bare on median surface; First flagellomere setose at most in basal third; Wing membranes hyaline or banded, but never orange; Veins dark, rarely orange; Distal third of wing not darkened relative to basal two-thirds = Species Group other, not mexicana-group
I contacted Dr. Gaimari and he informed me that there is no valid key to species of genus Ozodiceromyia, at this time. (JAN 2017) Many species are still undescribed and he is currently working on a new revision of the genus.

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Moved
Moved from Ozodiceromyia.

Moved to species, based on the overall dark wings with several darker patches around some of the veins, the leg & body coloring matches, body hairs, etc.

Moved
Moved from Stiletto Flies.