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DSCF4878

DSCF4878
Bay Center 98527 Willapa, Pacific County, Washington, USA
November 4, 2008
Size: Body length ~12mm
Locality: Coastal SW Washington State at the edge of Willapa Bay geo:lat=46 37.273 geo:lon=-123 56.814
One of many 'fly' type bugs in the MV moth trap the past few days while very stormy warm weather prevails.

Dead ?
http://bugguide.net/node/view/59369/bgimage

When it was alive maybe it was a Scathophaga stercoraria (Golden Dung Fly)?

 
Explain a bit more
are the rings a fungus .. what is happening here? It would be interesting to others also probably. It did have to fly into the light trap. Thanks.

 
Not an expert
but there are some good comments on many of the other images. Here is one of them

 
Yes it was dead.
I found it that way ... and placed it on a leaf for a photo.

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