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tiny fly - Ripiphorus

tiny fly - Ripiphorus
hudson valley County, New York, USA
September 24, 2005
Size: 3mm


Many beetles have shortened elytra - looks like Rhipiphoridae, maybe Ripiphorus sp., Zack can probably confirm.
compare to

yes, Ripiphorus sp.

thanks phillip...
i was looking for my photo in the ID request page and it was gone! it had only been there an hour. i suppose you moved it after ID, but doesn't it make sense to leave it there for a bit so others can have a look or comment? i always move my photos to the correct page after a few days unless it has been identified and there is not already a page for it.

up to you
I usually only look at 'Recent' posts, I assumed most people did likewise - your photo is of course still there for people to look at and comment on. If you wish to move back to ID request, feel free.

funny, these things. it never occurred to me to look in the "recent" section-or that it would still be there after being moved. the learning curve on the world wide web is wide indeed. thanks again--and for the extra lesson. i will leave the photo where you put it!

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