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A type of bristle fly. Whether or not this is Zelia vertebrata or the "undescribed species" reported similar to it (as mentioned in the bugguide article) is unknown and may not be possible to tell.
Found at Cadron Settlement park near Conway, Arkansas at dusk. It was beside the Arkansas river. It was September and still very warm and humid out.
This took eons to get an i.d. for. I owe a ton of thanks to a member of an Insect Identification group for it. I can't find data on how common they are, but I feel as though I've caught a rarity!
Spotted on Sep 10, 2019
Submitted on Sep 16, 2019
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