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Any more info on Fly - female

Any more info on Fly - Female
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
September 9, 2004
Managed to get another couple of shots of a fly that I would like more info on if anyone knows what it is. Usual fly size but brownish. Had a couple of them on a leaf each.

Could be Hydrophoria
It seems to have a plumose arista and looks similar to a common species of Hydrophoria.

Fly of the family Anthomyiidae, a family we call flower flies in Europe (rather than the SYrphidae that we call hoverflies). Many species have phytophagous larvae, including the onion fly and the beetroot fly. I do not know species/genus of the one on display here.


Thanks again Paul for your help.

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