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Photo#164695
Small black fly - Crossopalpus

Small black fly - Crossopalpus
Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
September 15, 2007
Size: ~ 1 mm
A tiny shiny black fly. Arista are quite long (not really visible here). Any help with family placement? (Taken in Lindgren funnel trap.)

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Moved
Moved from Drapetis. Distinct bristle on pedicel and developed gena present, but not visible in the photos.

Moved
Moved from Dance Flies.

Drapetis, male (IN)
A tachydromiine empid.

 
Great!
More of an ID than I had hoped for. Thanks!

What about something in Empid
What about something in Empididae?

 
Sounds right
When I attempted to key it, it seemed to either be Empididae or Pipunculidae (Chalarus). Head doesn't seem large enough for the latter, so I agree that Empididae would be right.

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