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picture-winged fly


I've had this picture for a couple of years and only just recently found out that this is a "picture-winged fly" of some kind. I didn't find it in any field guides. I had the photo sent to an entomology professor at a university. All he would say is that it's a picture-winged fly. It was about the size of a mosquito. I wish I knew more about it.

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Picture-winged Fly
Tritoxa incurva Species Tritoxa incurva - BugGuide.Net

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BugGirl 9 years ago

Thanks, ForestDragon and Francor1!

I found this on a flower in my meadow, but didn't really know how cool it was until I zoomed in on the photo when I put it on my computer. It was tiny! There are some really beautiful flies out there. I think they're a little under appreciated!

ForestDragon 9 years ago

Beautiful macro! There are a few species of these neat looking flies. They remind be a bit of horses with that face. I have a spotting (not quite as close-up) of a related species but not the same genus:

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Kentucky, USA

Spotted on Jun 1, 2011
Submitted on Apr 25, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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