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Small Mating Flies - Gymnophora - male - female

Small Mating Flies - Gymnophora - Male Female
Sand Springs, Osage County, Oklahoma, USA
October 18, 2007
Size: 1/8"
Mating flies. Please help with ID.

Moved from Scuttle Flies.


Moved from Frass.

Moved from Scuttle Flies.

I would bet that these are scuttle flies, family Phoridae. Phorids are incredibly diverse, so this couple likely represents a new species, if not genus, for Bugguide.

Matt is correct, as usual- Gymnophora sp.

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