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Photo#738165
Diptera, dorsal - Eumetopiella rufipes

Diptera, dorsal - Eumetopiella rufipes
Ames, Story County, Iowa, USA
August 8, 2007
Size: 6 mm
Caught in the ISU parking lot drainage ditch.
As I recall (always poor notes) I didn't catch it the first time (while waiting for the CyRide bus) but rather came back to town later in the day with a sweep net, which would account for the poor condition.
I think it looks similar to
Except the antennae are different, the eyes are bigger and situated further back in the head, there is more color at the ends of the wings, and the tarsi are darker. Other than that....

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Diptera, dorsal - Eumetopiella rufipes Diptera, lateral - Eumetopiella rufipes Diptera, head dorsal - Eumetopiella rufipes Diptera, head lateral - Eumetopiella rufipes

Moved
Moved from Eumetopiella.

 
Great.
And thank you very much.

Moved
Moved from Coniceps niger.

 
Thank you
much.

Moved
Moved from Flies.

 
Given that
the antennae are different, the eyes are bigger and situated further back in the head, there is more color at the ends of the wings, and the tarsi are darker, I think Ulidiidae, Eumetopiella is a better match.

As per the head, eyes, antennae, thorax, wings of this one:
But not necessarily this species.

not a Coniceps
I think it is Ulidiidae: Eumetopiella

 
Thanks much.
I think you're spot on.
I was only for-sure positive that it was a fly.

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