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47.65057N 52.68214W (WGS84), Outer Cove, Northeast Avalon, Newfoundland/Labrador, Canada
August 30, 2008
Size: 9 mm head to wing tips

Images of this individual: tag all
 Syrphidae?  Syrphidae?

Moved from Flies.

I think its a scathophagid too.

Moving to family page.

I'm wondering
if this might be some type of marsh fly.

Thanks for the lead.
Thanks for the Marsh fly lead. I've looked at all the Sciomyzidae and many of them certainlay resemble my photos  The individual I photographed was only 2 meters from a small stream, so the habatait adds to the possibility. Page 661 in the Biogeography and Ecology of the Island of Newfoundland: Monographiae Biologicae by Graham Robin South, states that there are 15 Newfoundland species in the family Sciomyzidae.  I see on the Biological Survey of Canada web site that Dr. Lloyd V. Knutson is requesting specimens from Canada.  I think I'll email him.  If he thinks this is a Sciomyzidae, I could go back to the same spot and try to collect one for him.

I'm reasonably sure this is one of the dung flies in the diverse family Scathophagidae (aka Scatophagidae). Moving to order for now. Excellent images, and a definitive ID should eventually be forthcoming.

Spurious wing vein is a characteristic of syrphids
I don't think it's present here. Vein is easy to pinpoint if all veins are clearly shown, but I find it hard to describe. See Stephen Hart's comment here and follow his link:

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