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New Mexico Fly - Phrosinella - female

New Mexico Fly - Phrosinella - Female
Mescalero Sands, west of Caprock, Chaves County, New Mexico, USA
May 6, 2006
Sarcophagidae? Photographed at Mescalero Sands, a sand dune habitat covered by a low shrub, Shinnery Oak.

Moved from Flies.

Sarcophagidae: Miltogramminae
Sarcophagidae: Miltogramminae. This is a female of genus Phrosinella.

Sarcophagidae, Miltogramminae
I think Stephen is right with his idea about this being Sarcophagidae. It seems to be a species in the subfamily Miltogramminae. The large majority of Miltogramminae are kleptoparasites of solitary bees and wasps!

No I think it is a Tachinidae, but they are hard to separate just by picture. The main thing is that they eyes are so far apart, which I have seen in some Tachinidae....But not completely sure about that..

Martin and Gerard, thanks for your help on this one!

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