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Stiletto Flies Mating, Therevidae - Ozodiceromyia nigrimana - male - female

Stiletto Flies Mating, Therevidae - Ozodiceromyia nigrimana - Male Female
Lakewood, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA
July 24, 2006

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Stiletto Flies Mating, Therevidae - Ozodiceromyia nigrimana - male - female Mating Flies,  Stratiomyidae ? - Ozodiceromyia nigrimana - male - female

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Ozodiceromyia nigrimana
Andrew is right. This is Ozodiceromyia nigrimana.

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You could be right,
but I can't find a good match in the Soldier Flies. To me, they look a little different--closer to the Stiletto Flies (Therevidae), maybe?



But, as I say, I could be way off base, so please hold out for a more informed opinion.

 
No idea
but looks like some Syrphidae, too.

 
I'd say syrphid, too, but am waffling.
Antennae are different on soldier flies, which are often confused with syrphids. I can't tell from my monitor, but inspection of the full-size image may settle the question by absence/presence of spurious vein.

On second look, I think the specimen has a hairy thorax and legs. If so, this could point to stiletto fly.

 
added a closeup
Hopefully it's helpful. Thanks for the help everybody.

 
Changes my vote.
I think Ken's nailed it, once again. But hey, why not move your post to Flies (Diptera) and see if it draws expert commentary.

 
thanks all
I'll do a little research based on the comments. Put it in Diptera for now. EDIT - wonder if it's this one, from neighboring Denver burb

Ozodiceromyia nigrimana, Stiletto

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