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Fly - Notogramma stigma

Fly - Notogramma stigma
Highland County, Florida, USA
January 17, 2006

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Fly - Notogramma stigma Fly - Notogramma stigma Stictomyia? - Notogramma stigma


Moved from Notogramma.

Moved from Stictomyia.


Eyes and legs (can't see wing veination) make me think of Tabanidae, but I'm not an expert.

Too tiny:-)
I've seen these flies on Opuntia cacti here in Tucson, also, but have no idea what family they belong to. The way the wings are crimped is very distinctive, so I'm hoping one of our fly experts will have a clue.

Sounds like it may be widespread then. I'll camp out and see if I can capture some more images. The cactus is blooming now so that may be what is attracting it.

Looks like it could be some species of Stictomyia, which supposed to have pattern wings but could not be seen in either image - Chen

I don't find this genus in the guide. Could you nlighten me further.

The proportionally larger size head, the crimped wing, and particularly the pale color metatarsus remind me of the Stictomyia longicornis which I have collected in Southwestern Research Station in Portal, Arizona. Their wings have light and dark spots forming a distinct pattern that could not be seen in your images. I did a Google search on the genus Stictomyia and nothing came up. Sorry! If you are still around, try looking into the wing patterns of this fly. - Chen

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