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Opomydas townsendi - female

Opomydas townsendi - Female
Dog Canyon, Otero County, New Mexico, USA
April 22, 2008
another beautiful Mydid

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Opomydas townsendi - female Opomydas townsendi - female

This is a female
According to Papavero & Wilcox (1974) and other references, females of the subfamily Ectyphinae have a circlet of spines a the apex of the terminalia (that is on the "acanthophorites"). The tips of those spines are barely visible here (the acanthophorites are partially retracted).

Moved
Moved from Mydas Flies. I saw this a while ago on flickr; thanks for uploading it to BG

impressive --
thanks for posting your nice shots of fine insects

Keep 'em coming!
I'm really enjoying your fly posts and have the distinct feeling that I'm not alone.

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