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Shore Fly


Small fly, 4 mm long. Family Ephydridae (the Shore Flies).


Came to an ultraviolet light in the garden, San Cristobal de Las Casas, 2,200 meters. About 200 meters from a Mountain Wetland.


The Shore Flies are of a large Family of usually small, drab flies that are common near water: lakes, ponds, streams, wetlands etc. In many species, the larvae are leaf miners.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Shore Fly / Brine Fly
Hydrellia griseola Hydrellia griseola — Wikipédia

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1 Comment

LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Thank you Simona, I think you are right about the Family. However, this one is a red-brown color and has banding on the wings. Hydrellia griseola is brown and lacks any coloring on the wings. I haven't yet found any Ephydrids that match this one.

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Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Jul 26, 2014
Submitted on Jul 30, 2014

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