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Green-eyed fly - Neaspilota - male

Green-eyed fly - Neaspilota - Male
Pt. Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California, USA
April 19, 2009
One green-eyed fly and a pair of beetles on a tidy tips flower;
Photo taken in the morning on the Tamales Bay trail;
Norm Gershenz said the fly is in the family Tephritidae.
Anyone know genus & species?

Moved from Fruit Flies.

Moved from Flies.

I can only make a guess for you...
...based on appearance. (You will likely need to wait for an expert to comment in order to be sure.) That being said, your image reminds me of those in genus Neaspilota. Notice the essentially non-patterned wings and also the similar markings on the back of the thorax. Hopefully, you will receive a more confident ID from someone with greater experience!

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