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Acrocerid - Acrocera melanderi - male

Acrocerid - Acrocera melanderi - Male
Spring Green Preserve SNA, Sauk County, Wisconsin, USA
August 4, 2009
Size: just under 3mm
Beaten from dry, dead leaves on fallen Quercus sp. tree in hardwood forest.

All pics taken with automontage system. Actual montaging done with CombineZP.

Male, I believe.

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Moved
Moved from Small-headed Flies.

Acrocera melanderi Cole, 1919
A male Acrocera melanderi. As always your pictures are excellent. To make a definitive identification you need to see if the second vein is present and your picture is perfect (it is present). The species is close to A. bulla, but the white margin to the squamae and white prescutellar callosities are key characters.

 
Thanks
Thanks Dennis.

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