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Tiny, shiny blackish Fly with huge holoptic eyes, a white abdominal band, light-colored tarsi, & forked wing-vein - Scenopinus - male

Tiny, shiny blackish Fly with huge holoptic eyes, a white abdominal band, light-colored tarsi, & forked wing-vein - Scenopinus - Male
Joshua Tree National Park, San Bernadino County, California, USA
April 29, 2011
Size: ~ 2 mm
I visited a few families and subfamilies and found the Pachygastrinae matching in overall habitus quite well, but none of the nearctic genera seems to have such a forked vein near the wing apex ...

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Tiny, shiny blackish Fly with huge holoptic eyes, a white abdominal band, light-colored tarsi, & forked wing-vein - Scenopinus - male Tiny, shiny blackish Fly with huge holoptic eyes, a white abdominal band, light-colored tarsi, & forked wing-vein - Scenopinus

Moved
Moved from Scenopinus.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

 
Thanks for the move, Martin !
I'm bumping them up one more level, based on my comment below.

Scenopinidae: Scenopinus sp.
Scenopinidae: Scenopinus sp.

 
Fantastic ! Thanks a lot, Norm !
This was a tough one.
Although it was sitting on a window ...

Given size and ornamentation, it must me a male in the velutinus species-group.

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