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Photo#704596
Unidentified fly, St. Paul Island, Alaska - Scathophaga crinita - male

Unidentified fly, St. Paul Island, Alaska - Scathophaga crinita - Male
St. Paul Island, Aleutians West County, Alaska, USA
July 7, 2012
Often seen on "Wild Celery" (a.k.a. Seacoast Angelica, Angelica lucida).

species ID
How was the species ID made? What key was used for Scathophaga? Thanks!

 
James (1950)
"The glossy black femora and the shortened front tarsi distinctly characterize this species... In typical males, the abdomen is covered with dense, furry, crinkly, yellow pile; this is the hairiest species discussed in this paper."(1)

In general it is not possible to key Scathophaga from photographs. The flies I identified are otherwise from the East, where the two common species are easily distinguished from each other by color.

It figures
you have the only other shot on here of one. :) Nice details you were able to get.

Moved
Moved from Scathophaga.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

scatophagid?

 
Scathophaga sp.
Scathophaga sp.

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