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Golden fly - Homoneura incerta

Golden fly - Homoneura incerta
Eastern, Oklahoma, USA
November 25, 2004
Size about 5mm.

Homoneura incerta
Again, this is Homoneura incerta (Malloch). Same wing characters as the other photo. This specimen is darker, as it is probably older (they tend to darken with age). Who would have thought two specimens of the same species of Homoneura! In any case, this is a rather common species in the east, although I don't think it is recorded from Oklahoma.

marsh fly?
Maybe Tetanocera or some other genus of Sciomyzidae? There's photos of a similar-looking, tentatively IDed species
here - T. elata doesn't occur in North America but the genus is well represented here.

No Tetanocera
This is also a lauxaniid fly, similar to Lyciella decipiens from Europe. Most Tetanocera's (on av.) are larger than 5 mm.


Lauxaniid fly
Thanks again Paul. I may have to create a table of contents on my site just for flies as I now have photos of about 40 species.

Lauxaniid fly
Thanks for the correction, Paul. Now I suspect misidentifying another fly whose pattern is similar to Charles'; will post it soon.

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