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fly - Diastata

fly - Diastata
Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
February 3, 2006
Size: 2mm body

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fly - Diastata fly - Diastata

Moved from Diastata.

Diastatidae: Diastata sp.
You can see clearly from the other image that this is a Diastata sp.

Please, remove these pictures from the Dolichopodidae section as they do not belong here.

long legged fly
This one looks like a long legged fly belong to the family Dolichopodidae -Chen

Thanks Chen
Now I see I took a picture of one in the summer that looks like this one. I have a hard time with many of the flies.

dr. Marc Pollet
is correct, this fly does not belong to long legged fly, I should have noticed the humeral break on it. Sorry, my mistake - Chen

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