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Photo#18649
small colorful fly - Parectecephala

small colorful fly - Parectecephala
Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
May 28, 2005
Size: 3mm

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Moved
Moved from Grass Flies.

Parectecephala
Parectecephala

Moved
Moved from Frit Flies.

Chloropidae
A member of the Chloropidae, not an easy family for identification of species.

Paul

http://www.diptera.info

 
ID characters?
Neat fly, but how do you know to place it in that family? All I have for my field guide now is that some are brightly colored black-and-yellow:-)

 
Two characters
Both are best visible in the dorsal view:
1. Enlarged triangle for the ocelli. Visible as a very dark, more or less trangle-shaped marking on the top of the head.
2. Wing venation somewhat concentrated in the anterior half of the wing.

Paul

http://www.diptera.info

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