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Photo#283738
Picture-winged Fly - Euxesta notata - female

Picture-winged Fly - Euxesta notata - Female
Baiting Hollow, Suffolk County, New York, USA
May 31, 2009
Size: small
Part of a large assortment of flies found on unknown type of feces (terrible odor), but now that I've looked at some pictures it might have been slime mold.
This fly and others very similar but not the same where constantly moving their wings in a scissor motion.
These are quite feisty little flies. When a much larger fly would try to bump them aside they would chase the larger fly away.

Moved
Moved from Euxesta.

Euxesta notata
Euxesta notata

Check Ulidiidae
The shape of the adbomen, presence of wing markings, and wing-moving behavior suggests a Picture-winged Fly.

 
Ulidiidae
Thanks, John!!!

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