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Tiny fly?

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Not sure of the ID, but I thought they had some interesting eyes. They are very small. This is a crop.
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Don't know what kind of flies they are either but that is a pretty cool shot Sue. 8)

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Great angle, and the wings are interesting!
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These are very interesting flies! :!:

They remind me of a head shot that Charlie Krebs did about a year ago: here. I wonder if they're the same kind? But I see we never got an ID on Charlie's, so that doesn't help much. :?

Hhmm... OK, on quick browse through BugGuide, let me suggest perhaps a couple of these fruit flies, tribe Xyphosiini in family Tephritidae. But that's just a guess from general appearance -- I don't really know what the distinguishing characteristics are.

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thanks Rik. It is a fruit fly, but that is all I know. They are tiny little things, but they do not fly away when my camera gets close. In fact, they will actually turn toward the camera and follow the movements, but they do not fly away.
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A really pleasing action pic of two pretty little flies.

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Post by Tony T »

salden wrote:thanks Rik. It is a fruit fly, but that is all I know.
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Yes it's a Tephritidae (Family); looks like a Paroxyna sp.

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Post by beetleman »

A very interesting pair Sue. Great wing patterns.
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