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Is this one of the green bottle flies? - Copestylum vesicularium

Is this one of the green bottle flies? - Copestylum vesicularium
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
April 19, 2017
This is the only shot I got of this fly with the iridescent reflective butt. Found it at White Rock lake, Sunset Bay, on the side of the pier. How far down the chain can I get an id?

Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Not in Calliphoridae (Family = Syrphidae)
Check the wings. They are not supposed to be crossed over in most of that family. This looks like the tail-end of an Irridescent Bromeliad Fly, Copestylum vesicularium. (eastern)

 
I can see that
I do see other similar blue butts with images of that species. That would be nice. surprised there are so few of them in your database here and none for Texas as of now.

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