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fly - Diastata - female

fly - Diastata - Female
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
May 3, 2014

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fly - Diastata - female fly - Diastata - female

Diastata repleta complex, female
ID confirmed from specimen, now a photo-voucher. Thanks Tom.

This is apparently a species complex, as noted by Chandler (1987) in his review of the Palaearctic species. At least three species are here, repleta and two species that had been synonymized with repleta (decemguttata Walker & pulchra Loew). The Nearctic species need to be reviewed to make sense of the matter.

Moved from Diastata.

Moved from Flies.
Thanks John. Hopefully with a couple of specimens it can be identified to species.

Possibly Diastata
Possibly Diastata

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