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Mydas Fly - Nemomydas venosus - female

Mydas Fly - Nemomydas venosus - Female
Jackson Lake State Park, Morgan County, Colorado, USA
July 17, 2007
Size: 1 inch
This large fly appears to be some form of sawfly, but I wouldn't swear by it. It was attracted to a field of blooming flowers on the barren plains of Eastern Colorado, along with every other insect for miles.

Moved from Mydas Flies.

Nemomydas venosus
This is a great image of a female Nemomydas venosus. Boris Kondratieff, who revised this genus in two papers in 1990 and 1994, identified it in an e-mail correspondence.

I think it actually
might be a type of mydas fly but wait for confirmation or correction.

Good call!
It IS a mydas fly, but not one I am familiar with. Great image, too.

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