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Melanostoma mellinum - female

Melanostoma mellinum - Female
Rhododendron Gardens Trail west of Carver's Gap, Mitchell County, North Carolina, USA
July 7, 2020
Size: 6 mm
Exposure pushed a bit and one can maybe(!) just see the pattern of yellow triangular marks on the abdomen--through the dark wings. This is characteristic for the female of this species (1).
In another individual in a nearby area, I managed to get an image showing the triangular marks well:

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Melanostoma mellinum - female Melanostoma mellinum - female Melanostoma mellinum - female Melanostoma mellinum - female