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Hairy Island Flies - Scathophaga crinita - male - female

Hairy Island Flies - Scathophaga crinita - Male Female
St. Paul, Aleutians West Census Area County, Alaska, USA
July 5, 2012
This pair of very hairy flies was on St. Paul Island in the Pribilofs. Unfortunately I wasn't geared up for taking macros just then, so this was the best I could get. Is it good enough for some sort of ID?

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Hairy Island Flies - Scathophaga crinita - male - female Hairy Island Flies - Scathophaga crinita - male - female

Moved
Moved from Dung Flies.

 
Oh you're good
Thank you!

Moved
Moved from Muscoidea.

Same as...?
They look like 704596 from July 7.

I don't have a key to species for Scathophagidae of the Aleutians. (I do for the rest of the Muscoidea.)

 
Oh good
Ryan posted his. Nice. He was with me when I shot mine, and I had hoped he got better pictures. I suspect that's one. Thanks!

Moved
Moved from Flies.

Muscoidea?
I think Muscoidea.

 
Agreed
I would guess Scathophagidae, but that's just a guess :)

 
Thanks
for that much! I wonder if Ryan, who was stationed on the island all summer, got any better photos of them. I'll have to ask.

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