spotted fly - Trypetisoma sticticum
Baiting Hollow, Suffolk County, New York, USA
June 27, 2009
Size: about 3-4 mm
I found this fly on the ground (sand) near the base of a large pile of shredded Red Oak branches.
She was very intent on egg laying in the sand and other than try to hide under small grass clumps she tolerated me and did not fly away.
I thought this would be easy to find in Ulidiidae, but have had no luck there.
I felt rather badly for distracting her and did not take as many pictures as I could have since I thought she would be easy to find.
I also looked in Stephen Marshall's book - Insects Their Natural History and Diversity - could not find anything close there.
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