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Fly - Chrysops sordidus - female

Fly - Chrysops sordidus - Female
Logy Bay, Northeast Avalon, Newfoundland/Labrador, Canada
July 7, 2006
Size: 10mm Body Length
I found this fly on our bathroom floor about 11:00 PM. It was alive but did not seem very healthy and could not fly. That's how I was able to get so close. Every once in a while it would flutter its wings but it mostly laid still. In the profile image you can see that it was not always able to stand properly on its feet. Does the 'spotty' colour of its eyes have anything to do with it being 'sick'? The eyes show the actual colour. It is not an effect of the flash or anything like that. BTW, notice how it's wings seem damaged. It was like that when I found it.

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Fly - Chrysops sordidus - female Fly - Chrysops sordidus - female Fly - Chrysops sordidus - female

Female Chrysops sordidus
A common, often pestiferous northern species. Eye pattern is typical of Chrysops spp.
A nice documentation of the species, new for the Guide. Moved to page

 
Great!
Thanks for the ID, Tony, and for creating a new Guide Page for the species. It's nice to have found one that wasn't covered here yet. This makes up for the fact that it had invaded our bathroom when I found it. ;)

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