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What type of fly is this? - Trupanea bisetosa

What type of fly is this? - Trupanea bisetosa
Phoenix, Arizona, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
November 5, 2005
Size: unknown
This fly was feeding on and laying eggs in Desert Broom flowers. Doesn't look like any picture-wing fly or fruit fly of which I am familiar. Thanks

Moved
Moved from Trupanea.

Trupanea nigricornis?
Looks good to me.

Moved
Moved from Tephritis.

Tephritidae
This is a tephritid fly and very close to Tephritis stigmatica. - Chen

 
Thank you very much, Chen. :-
Thank you very much, Chen. :-)

Tom