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Small green like hoverfly to ID - Condylostylus occidentalis

Small green like hoverfly to ID - Condylostylus occidentalis
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
June 11, 2005
This was the second green insect I managed to see today. It was very small so the picture is not the best. I hope its good enough though for some ID of it. Thanks

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Small green like hoverfly to ID - Condylostylus occidentalis Small green like hoverfly to ID - Condylostylus occidentalis

Moved
Moved from Condylostylus.

There are only two recorded Pacific Coast species of Sciapodinae, and this looks quite a lot like one and not like the other.

Moved
Moved from Sciapodinae.

 
Hi Keith,
I know time is precious, but a half dozen words about what features convinced you of any more precise classification would help the rest of us learn.

 
well
it fits Condylostylus due to the patterned wing and M vein that 'dips' in, but mostly i've just been going through the flies and moving things that Norm Woodley IDed since it's his job to look at flies (he works for the UDSA at the Smithsonian) so he knows what he's doing.

Long-legged fly
There are apparently a number of species. None are IDed to species in this guide however. Look under Diptera » Orthorrhapha » Dolichopodidae » Sciapodinae

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