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Mating Flies

Description:

These wasp-like flies had elongated bodies, dark wings and body with pale bands. The thorax also showed a deep pale "U" shape. The one on the left is the male with larger eyes with little separation.

Habitat:

Park in a suburban area

Notes:

Unsure if these are soldier flies (Stratiomyidae) or Xylophagidae. will look for an iD.

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2 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 months ago

Therevidae? sent to Ruth

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 2 years ago

Do you have any other pictures? The wing venation looks like Stratiomyidae.

Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 3, 2013
Submitted on Nov 29, 2013

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