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Posted on 07-04-2021 05:39
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Almost right away when I posted this to iNat, I got a suggestion that it was Boreothrinax. Indeed, that's what it looks like, but it's much bigger than B. maculipennis, which I get regularly. Could it be Sphecomyiella? Here's a rough comparison of the size of this fly compared to B. maculipennis.

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It would be helpful to know where this fly was found.
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Sorry - Austin, Texas, USA
 
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My guess is Sphecomyiella valida.
Edited by victorengel on 07-04-2021 18:29
 
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S. valida looks to be a good match, but I'm no expert in this family, so best to wait for another opinion.
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