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Corn Fly - Toxomerus politus - female

Corn Fly - Toxomerus politus - Female
Onley, Accomac (Eastern Shore) County, Virginia, USA
August 5, 2014
Size: less than 1/2"
Found on an ear of corn in a cornfield

Corn pollen
The larvae feed on corn pollen and spend their lives on corn. Nice to see a recently emerged one on a corn plant.

Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Looks like a freshly emerged Toxomerus politus.

Moved from Flies.

Moved from ID Request.

Was it alive?
Syrphidae, but pale and overinflated. It might be freshly emerged or old and decaying. It's not normal.

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