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Mating Tephritid flies? - Senopterina - male - female

Mating Tephritid flies? - Senopterina - Male Female
Ft. Fisher Recreational Area, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
June 22, 2006
Size: 3/4 inch long
These flies had black triangles on otherwise translucent wings. They showed up on a cattail leaf in some thick vegetation along the beginning of the path leading from the Ft. Fisher beach parking lot. They moved around and changed position quite a bit.

Probably varia
Probably Senopterina varia based on the strong wing markings.

Thank you, John!

Moved from Flies.

Thank you, Keith!
It's a real treat to be able to put these fly photos on my website Flies page. I've given you credit on it for the ID, too.

I hope I'm right, then!

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