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July fly, family? UPDATE: looks like Stratiomyidae
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Posted on 10-08-2011 13:05
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17 July 2011, rich forest near a very small stream, elevation 300 meters. West Virginia USA.

Interesting abdomen, eyes almost purple.

Can anyone tell me what family?
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Edited by Stephen on 11-08-2011 02:07

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Detail of the abdomen.
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Looks like Stratiomyidae.

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Thanks, Paul!

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Has wing venation of Allognosta. Maybe Allognosta fuscitarsis. Type specimen photo at Harvard MCZ ( from New York.
Synonyms: Metoponia similis, Beris fuscitarsis.
Brief description in Journal of Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Vol 3, 1823 under Beris fuscitarsis. But, I'm not an expert.

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