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Picture-Winged Fly

Delphinia picta

Description:

I apologize for the poor quality of the picture--I couldn't get close before it went on its way and the sunlight was a bit harsh. You can barely see the strange "snout" of its face at that angle.

Habitat:

They are found across the eastern United States and a bit into Mexico and typically can be found near decaying plant matter, as this is where their larvae feed. This one was found in a forested neighborhood in Arkansas in September, resting on a fence under a privet tree.

Notes:

More resources: > https://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/creature...

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Matthew Hammond
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Matthew Hammond

Conway, Arkansas, USA

Spotted on Sep 9, 2019
Submitted on Sep 14, 2019

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