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Photo#818398
Brown Fly - Sphecomyiella nelsoni

Brown Fly - Sphecomyiella nelsoni
Madera Canyon, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
July 26, 2013
gathering_2013. Any help with ID appreciated.

Thanks,
Loren and Babs Padelford
Bellevue, NE

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Brown Fly - Sphecomyiella nelsoni Brown Fly - Sphecomyiella nelsoni

Moved
Moved from Flies.

Pyrgotidae?

 
Pyrgotidae
Brad,

That looks good. Since there are only 2 species in NA it is probably Pyrgota maculipennis.
What do you think?

Thanks,
Loren and Babs Padelford
Bellevue, NE

 
Sphecomyiella
is a possibility as well.

 
I agree
...though Pyrota maculipennis and Sphecomyiella can be hard to tell apart (and I think some of the BG posts currently under P. maculipennis name may belong under Sphecomyiella.)

In this case the AZ location makes Sphecomyiella nelsoni the most likely ID.

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