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Seaweed Fly - Thoracochaeta brachystoma

Seaweed Fly - Thoracochaeta brachystoma
Bailey Island, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
August 27, 2008
Size: 1.8 mm long
Fly Grooming.

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Moved from Thoracochaeta.

Thoracochaeta brachystoma (ME)
Very good shot as well! Probably this species. If you can get an image that shows the mid and/or hind tibia in focus I can confirm the ID. Th. brachystoma has only two pairs of bristles on the dorsal surface of the mid tibia and no erect bristles on the hind tibia. It is also smaller than Th. zosterae.

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