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mating flies - Chaetopleurophora - male - female

mating flies - Chaetopleurophora - Male Female
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
June 20, 2005

outstanding capture...
I'm envious of this one...

your phorid photo
These are Chaetopleurophora, but I can't tell which species. If you collected the specimens and send them to me for identification, I can let you know for sure.

Brian V. Brown
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles Co.

Thanks for the ID. Sorry, I didn't collect them.

Family Phoridae
Hello Bill,
Great picture!
These are flies in the family Phoridae. A big family, and difficult to identify, even when specimens are available!
Gerard Pennards

Thanks Gerard...
for the compliment and the info.

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