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Black Fly - Anthrax

Black Fly - Anthrax
Montosa Canyon, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
July 26, 2013
gathering_2013. Any help with ID appreciated.

Loren and Babs Padelford
Bellevue, NE

I wonder if this was the same individual as in my shot below?

I don't remember whose arm I photographed this off. I don't think it was my I've got coarser hair :-)


You may have photographed the same individual on my arm. I was in a dry creek bed on the south side of the canyon road.

Loren Padelford

Aha...mystery solved! :-)
That makes sense Loren...I carefully compared the fine details of the "irroration" (fancy-speak for the speckled spots) of the wings on your photo and mine, and they are virtually identical. So if it wasn't already clear, they're the same individual photographed on your arm.

From the ID comments under my post, guess it makes sense to move this to the "irroratus or cintalpa" node of the guide.

Moved from Flies.

Bee Fly - Anthrax…
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