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Fly - Ornidia obesa

Fly - Ornidia obesa
Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
October 20, 2013

This might be the first recor
This might be the first record from TX!

the location was the only reason why i didn't move it here

Used to live there
According to Thompson (1991), Ornidia obesa has been recorded from Texas and as far north as Massachusetts, but the records are old. Improved sanitation eliminated the latrines and other deposits of human waste where it liked to breed outside of the tropics.

I'm not sure the other species can all be distinguished from this photo, but obesa is the common, widespread species.

Thompson, F. C. 1991. The flower fly genus Ornidia (Diptera: Syrphidae). Proc. ent. Soc. Wash. 93(2):248-261.

Ah finally somebody with fact
Ah finally somebody with facts... sorry I was too busy/lazy to look it up... at least it is new for TX & bugguide!

They were common this one pla
They were common this one plant bush holly

Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Moved from Flies.

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