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Schizophora - Muscoid on Solidago sempervirens - seaside goldenrod

Schizophora - Muscoid on Solidago sempervirens - seaside goldenrod
Ormond by the Sea, Volusia County, Florida, USA
November 16, 2011
I think I have managed to (hopefully correctly) identify this to the superfamily Schizophora, the Muscoid flies. This one was near the ocean in a yard on seaside goldenrod - Solidago sempervirens. I was hoping that someone might be able to id at least the family if not the genus or even species.

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Superfamily & family
John, thanks for looking at these.
So did the superfamily Schizophora get renamed to, or combined with Muscoidea?
And are you still thinking Scathophagidae - Dung flies - family?

 
Classification
Flies are divided into Nematocera and Brachycera.
Brachycera are divided into Orthorrhapa and Cyclorrhapha.
Cyclorrhpaha are divided into Aschiza and Schizophora.
Schizophora is divided into calyptrate and acalyptrate flies
Calyptrate flies are divided into three superfamilies including Muscoidea.

The name Muscoidea has also been used for a larger group of flies. Some taxonomists will take offense if they see Nematocera, Aschiza, and some other traditional names capitalized. I don't care.

I'm not sure what family this belongs in.

Scathophagidae?
Scathophagidae?

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