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Even the experts were unclear as to what this fly is.


Muscidae, maybe Muscina, according to the experts.  Why is it not Calliphoridae? “Shallow bend to median (M) vein. It is more acute in nearly all Calliphoridae. Also general gestalt. I can’t really think of a calliphorid that has this exact color pattern.


Enoclerus nigripes:


Perhaps Linyphiidae, Eregoninae, Erigone?  Verdict is that Eregoninae is correct, but genus requires more details (genitals).


Glischrochilus cf. fasciatus (Nitidulidae — Sap feeding beetles).  This species is also called the Picnic beetle, or more amusingly, the Beer beetle, because they love beer and other fermentation.


Nitidulidae, near Carpophilus.


Andrena.  “Male Andrena sp. (note the “furrows” on the inside margin of the eyes. Would be flat if not convex in Colletes).


Wood gnat.  Anisopodidae, Sylvicola cf alternatus.  Maybe S. fenestralis instead?


Spherical head, and time of year, apparently suggest Scathophagidae as a possibility.


Posted 2019-03-30 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

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