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Dipteran - Notogramma

Dipteran - Notogramma
south Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
September 1, 2008
Size: ~5mm (head to wing tip)
At lights in a small mesic patch under oaks, willows, and pecan...

Thanks as always, Mike

Notogramma sp.
Thanks Val!


You're quite right, no wonder it didn't look like a syrphid a knew!
greetings, Gerard

looks like something totally different
I think this is a Notogramma sp. in the family Ulidiidae. There are already some pictures in that taxon, so you can compare.

Orthonevra is a good guess, at least something like Orthonevra, Chrysogaster or something close. At least I'm quite sure it's in the Brachyopini.
I can't remember having seen this species, maybe I'll get back to it!

Female syrphid
A slight chance it's Orthonevra, but those have very fancy eyes. Any shots from the side?

Sorry, no lateral shots...
Will keep an eye out for more... Thanks, Mike

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