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Milichiidae => Desmometopa sp.
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Desmometopa, with an M on the forehead.
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Thanks John.
I know, but witch of these: m-nigrum, microps, sordida or varipalpis

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According to the key by Sabrosky (1983), Desmometopa microps has brown halteres and D. varipalpis has black fore coxae.
 
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Thanks John

If I can see right we have still two opportunities, m-nigrum and sordida. Interesting Cool
 
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D. sordida also has dark halteres.

If you want to identify it by what it is instead of what it is not, you will need clearer pictures of the pleura and head behind and below the eyes. The pleura may have a shiny spot behind and above the fore coxa. The cheek may be nearly as broad as the first flagellomere, or clearly narrower. There may be a polished "subocular crescent".
 
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Thanks John

I'm afraid that my skills and equipment are not good enough to take so good pictures Frown

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