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Lauxaniid Fly


Small fly, 5 mm in length, of the Family Lauxaniidae. The first 3 pictures are the female, the last picture shows a female with two smaller males.


Came to an ultraviolet light in the garden, San Cristobal de Las Casas, 2,200 meters.


The larvae are mostly saprophagous, feeding in leaf litter, soil, bird nests, etc.Larvae of some mine fallen leaves, others live in rotten wood.

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Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Jul 25, 2014
Submitted on Jul 27, 2014


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