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Picture-winged Fly, female

Euxesta sp.


Small fly with a greenish thorax. Shiny dark abdomen with orange on the lateral aspect (tail end). Elongated ovipositor. Wings clear with black markings. The fly was walking around quickly and moving her wings in a rowing motion (to the point that I had a hard time getting her wings in focus).


Suburban backyard.


Really neat little fly. I wish I had better light.

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Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Lovely fly!

New York, USA

Lat: 40.78, Long: -73.20

Spotted on Jun 12, 2013
Submitted on Jul 8, 2013

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