Dipterans - Families Phoridae and Dolichopodidae

This fly belongs in Family Phoridae, also known as scuttle flies or humpback flies. One of the key features would be the enlarged hind femur (shown above).

This fly I wasn't sure of until I asked at BugGuide. Just as I thought, it was a Long-legged Fly (Family Dolichopodidae).

Head without the scar-like suture and antennae not clubbed.

No anal cell in the wings and no division in the long middle cell.

I may be posting a lot of these posts in the future, since this is what I am working on most of my days.

1 comment:

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