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Miltogramminae? ID Request/Help
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Posted on 05-01-2020 22:43

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Numerous microscopic photos of a very common fly found on the Gulf coast of Florida on beaches, particularly near Beach morning glory on sandy substrate. Many of these are a bit redundant so I didn't want to put them all on BugGuide but felt each would still be supplemental.
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Posted on 05-01-2020 22:52

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It is also on iNaturalist if anyone prefers that instead:
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Posted on 06-01-2020 00:47

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In addition, an associated male was found, probably lacking a ctenidium on the mid femora.
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Posted on 06-01-2020 00:51
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Sarcophagidae, but I think subfamily Sarcophaginae. The hairs on the arista are longer than expected in Miltogramminae and the eye is smaller.
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Posted on 06-01-2020 07:04

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I agree

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Posted on 07-01-2020 00:28

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Thanks! Face very similar to Sarothromyia spp., keys to it, and shares its ecology being associated with beaches as well. Will look at the catalogue and other references to see the species, if possible.
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Posted on 07-01-2020 01:00

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Sarothromyia is a subgenus of Tricharaea now. There might be a few species that are probably difficult to impossible to eliminate, but this might be femoralis or simplex.
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