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Photo#738864
Dryomyzidae - Helcomyza mirabilis

Dryomyzidae - Helcomyza mirabilis
Lewis & Clark Natural History Park, Clatsop County, Oregon, USA
October 6, 2012
Size: 7-8 mm
From Bioblitz at Lewis & Clark NHP

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Dryomyzidae - Helcomyza mirabilis Dryomyzidae - Helcomyza mirabilis

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Moved from Flies. New species for the guide.

 
how did you tell this apart
from Anorostoma, the heleomyzid?

 
Various differences
I didn't compare at the time, but looking now I see the MND key says Anorostoma has "eye horizontally oval", not like this fly, and the illustration (fig. 4) does not show the projecting chin. Also note in this fly the constricted longitudinal veins at the crossvein and the different wing pattern.

On the species page I linked Melander's description of the species, which includes a photo on the second page.

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