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Fly in the Mojave - Apiocera

Fly in the Mojave - Apiocera
near Baker/ Soda Spring/ZZYZX, San Bernardino County, California, USA
April 14, 2013
Very cool looking fly liked my camera bag.

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Fly in the Mojave - Apiocera Fly in the Mojave - Apiocera

Moved from Flies. I hope it will get expert review here.

Agree, it's gotta be Apiocera
...even though the wing venation is not clearly discernible, nor the posterior end (so can't tell for sure whether it's a male or female...though I'd guess the latter, from very widely-separated eyes and not even a blurry intimation of a bulky pair of hemitergites way back there).

But the overall gestalt: size, shape (i.e. torpedo-like body), details of head (e.g. antennae, mouthparts), and lines & spots visible on abdomen...all make it seem this must be a member of the wonderful genus Apiocera! And the habitat is right too.

Looks a bit more pale beige-ish than typical...perhaps somewhat teneral?

Some parts look like Apiocera. I can't see the wing veins clearly enough.

Moved from ID Request.

Orthorrhapha. Any more pictures?

One other photo
I'm not sure it helps but I will post it. Thanks you for looking at it.

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