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Marsh Fly

Marsh Fly
Photo Information
Copyright: Moz Wik (Mozwik) (78)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG EX Macro
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-25 17:44
Viewed: 2979
Points: 0
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I believe this guy is a marsh fly from the Sciomyzidae family. It was sitting on a young Fly Agaric (Amanita Muscaria) mushroom as they are abundant in Washington state this time of year. I would appreciate it if someone could confirm the identification.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-10-25 20:39]

Hello Mark,
An exceptional image you have posted with super fine detail. Actually your photo is about ten times better quality then my guide book image. Wonderful color and DOF with just the right exposure. Well done!!
I would say this is definitely a marsh fly and possibly a Tetanocera plebeja. This particular one in my guide book looks as close to your photo as I can tell.

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