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beach "gnat" face - Hecamede albicans
Baiting Hollow, Suffolk County, New York, USA
September 8, 2009
Size: 1 - 1.5 mm
Great face! ... Looks like such a little character.
I'll never find these "gnats" so annoying again.

2 other individuals in the same group:

A very distinctive face indeed! I don't know ephydrids very well, but I was paging through the Manual of Nearctic Diptera and saw this guy, and it also matches specimens in our collection. Only 1 sp. in the genus in North America, restricted to coastal beaches in the NE.

Moved from Flies.

Quite interesting
Like a sour-faced dog!

It's my favorite fly face so far!

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