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Flat-footed Fly on Stinkhorn Mushroom - Melanderomyia - female mating flies - Chaetopleurophora - male - female Toxomerus Politus - Toxomerus politus Another fly to ID please. - Eristalis tenax - male Fly - Merodon equestris Yellowjacket Hover Fly - Milesia virginiensis - female Mexican Cactus Fly - Copestylum mexicanum Syrphids? - Tomosvaryella - male - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon "Aschiza"
Short antennae, 3 segments with an arista. Lack the ptilinal suture on the head that characterizes the Schizophora (Calyptratae+Acalyptratae).
May be paraphyletic to the rest of the Cyclorrhapha. The colourful and diverse flower flies (Syrphidae) are the best-known family in this group. The hump-backed flies (Phoridae) are poorly known and hard to identify, but are ubiquitous and very diverse.
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