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Photo#153577
unknown fly - Meoneura

unknown fly - Meoneura
Aromas, San Benito County, California, USA
October 23, 2007
Size: ~3mm.
Saw this tiny guy on Argyranthemum frutescens in our garden. (live oak/chaparral habitat).

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unknown fly - Meoneura unknown fly - Meoneura

Moved
Moved from Shore Flies.

Meoneura
Congratulations, the first pictures of a carnid on Bugguide! Characteristic for the genus are the crossveins of the wing, which are close to the wing base and close to each other (better seen on other image). Otherwise pretty inconspicuous, tiny black flies. Most seem to develop in decaying organic matter such as dung, carrion, bird nests etc. Species cannot be identified based on photographs.

 
Thank you Matthias
I'm delighted this guy has been IDed.

pretty sure
it's ephydridae

Not an expert I.D...
Looks like it belongs somewhere in Tephritoidea. Maybe in Lonchaeidae. Could be freshly emerged, sort of looks like the ptilinum is still somewhat inflated? Hopefully, I haven't led you on a wild goose chase and sorry if I have.

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