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Fly - Notogramma? - Stictomyia longicornis

Fly - Notogramma? - Stictomyia longicornis
Claremont - Robert D. Bernard Field Station, Los Angeles County, California, USA
March 30, 2010
Very small ulidiid (?) fly on Opuntia parryi. Possibly Notogramma sp.

Please also see Harsi Parker's post, who photographed the same fly:

Moved from Notogramma.

Hi, Jonathan!

I think Eric is correct and our mutual fly was probably misplaced in the guide.

Moved from Flies.

This is actually more likely Stictomyia longicornis. The two genera are easily confused, both occur on cacti....Note the long antennae on this fly, and the spotted wings, plus obvious pale banding on tarsi, which are different from Notogramma. Hey, I got confused, too, initially!

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