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Species Traginops irroratus

Rotting tree dweller 11 (fly) - Traginops irroratus Rotting tree dweller 12 (fly) - Traginops irroratus Flies? - Traginops irroratus Traginops - Traginops irroratus Rotting Tree Dweller Fly - Traginops irroratus  - Traginops irroratus Little mottled gray fly feeding on spittle on a willow tree  - Traginops irroratus Sap fly - Traginops irroratus Unidentified Tephritoid - Traginops irroratus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Opomyzoidea
Family Odiniidae
Genus Traginops
Species irroratus (Traginops irroratus)
Identification
Distinguished from the other species T. purpurops, by red eyes instead of dark purple, one vibrissa on each side instead of two, and genital features.
Range
Eastern North America
Habitat
Wounded trees