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Picture-Winged Fly

Delphinia picta


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.


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.


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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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