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Photo#1703368
muscid - Muscina stabulans

muscid - Muscina stabulans
Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
July 28, 2019
Size: body ~8mm
This one keys out to Muscina in the MND muscid key (1) and then to Muscina stabulans using Huckett's California key (2). I don't have a photo demonstrating the absence of setae on the posterior side of the metacoxa but did confirm that under a microscope. The fly darkened considerably between the time the live photos and "postmortem" photos were taken.

I haven't listed the couplet #'s and character states I used in the ID but can if it helps with confirmation/correction. I can also post much larger versions of these photos to Flickr if that helps.

TIA

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Moved
Moved from House Flies and kin.

ID confirmed by "johnes81" here on diptera.info

Moved
Moved from Flies.

Probably Muscina
The combination of bent tip of M and red-tipped scutellum usually means Muscina.

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