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Fly - Mumetopia occipitalis

Fly - Mumetopia occipitalis
Gates, Gates County, North Carolina, USA
March 20, 2010
Size: 3mm
Fly found on chickweed.

Moved from Anthomyzidae.

Mumetopia occipitalis (Anthomyzidae)
This aspect is a little distracting but I am quite certain this is Mumetopia occipitalis. The combination of only a single orbital seta, a densely ciliate arista (it appears to be here), and the general colouration leaves no other option in the Nearctic fauna. It is a female as eggs are visible through the abdominal membrane. Spring comes early in Gates!

Moved from Flies.

Is the family.

Moved from ID Request.

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