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Vanderwulpia atrophopodoides

Vanderwulpia atrophopodoides
Big Sycamore Canyon, Point Mugu State Park, Ventura County, California, USA
August 26, 2009
Checked specimen, correct ID not Paradidyma but Vanderwulpia atrophopodoides.
This specimen is now in the CSU Northridge Entomology collection.

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Moved
Moved from Paradidyma.

Vanderwulpia?
I could be wrong but I called this one Vanderwulpia atropophodes when I saw it in s AZ.

 
Thanks for your comments -
My apologies, I didn't notice this until John Carr's (thanks for bringing this back to memory) comments today.
Well, I'd better check this out with Jim Hogue. At the time Jim sent me an e-mail: "Keeping in mind my limited skills identifying Tachinidae, I keyed your fly to Paradidyma. I will look at the collection at LACM tomorrow and see if I'm even close".
I may have been too hasty, don't recall exactly. The specimen is still there, so I'll check on this with Jim.
Just saw that there's a page for V. atrophopodoides from San Benito County, det. by Norm Woodley.

 
Agree
I don't think this is Paradidyma, which has prominent parafacial bristles.

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