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Photo#921676
Sarcophagidae - Sarcophaga - male

Sarcophagidae - Sarcophaga - Male
Davis, Yolo County, California, USA
April 27, 2014
Size: 10 mm
This fly has an interesting face. It was collected in a sunny location near dog poo and there is a specimen available (Diptera42714-6).

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The face looks funny because the ptilinum is still extended. For more info on this structure, see comments here: http://bugguide.net/node/view/297201

 
Thanks for the info
I also asked Thomas Pape about this and he said this, "The fly is a species of Sarcophaga, and judging from the white setae on the head below the eyes it is likely to be S. crassipalpis. The "interesting face" is because the specimen for some reason has not succeeded in withdrawing the ptilinal bladder fully before this dried and became fixed."

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