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A little bigger than a housefly, this fly has brilliant green eyes (when alive--I've photographed them dead and the eyes didn't look the same) and an abdomen banded with brown and black.
Coastal temperate rainforest. Found drifting in the dishwater.
Check the wicked dagger-like mouthpart. I believe this to be a type of horse fly but can't nail down the Latin name. I haven't been able to find any other postings of horseflies from the west coast on PN; are they that rare or that difficult to photograph? True, they only seem to come out for a few months of the year.