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Sciomyzidae - Limnia georgiae - male

Sciomyzidae - Limnia georgiae - Male
Mt Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa, USA
June 1, 2008
Size: 5+ mm
Sweep net of pasture/grassland for the ISU/Iowa DNR Patch, Burn, Graze project.
Samples are yielding several of these.
(in alcohol)

sweet... thanks, Bill & MJ
Moved from Limnia.

Limnia georgiae Melander
Thanks to MJ Hatfield for emailing me a very high resolution image of this specimen, which enabled determination by examination of the genitalia.

Moved from Marsh Flies.

Sciomyzidae: Limnia sp. male
Tantalizing that one can almost make out the genitalia, which is where the answer lies to this identification. It's clearly a Limnia species because of the pattern of the wing and the white arista on the antenna. I'd be happy to identify it for you (and any sciomyzid specimens for anyone, actually) if you'd care to send it to me (email me for my postal address). Only males of most species of Limnia generally are identifiable.

Moved from ID Request.

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