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Muscidae: Phaonia => yes
Steve Scholnick
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Posted on 16-11-2019 05:42

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This one keys out to Phaonia but it would be nice to get some expert confirmation. Found in a suburban arboretum/garden in Maryland. Body length ~6mm

Thanks for the help

Edited by Steve Scholnick on 16-11-2019 19:02
Nikita Vikhrev
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Phaonia is correct, key for NA Phaonia on your e-mail...
Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
Steve Scholnick
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Posted on 16-11-2019 19:00

Location: Maryland, USA
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Many thanks for the help and the papers! The next time I find one of these I'll get better photos and try to take the ID further. However, I'll keep in mind what you previously wrote about the North American species being badly in need of revision.

Best wishes
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