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Small but rather robust flies, best diagnosed by the short, dilated hind basitarsus. Body 0.7-5.5 mm long, brown to blackish, sometimes with yellow, orange or reddish head, thorax, legs and/or markings on them; head, thorax and abdomen often with characteristic microtomentose pattern; wings only rarely spotted or legs variegated. (Marshall & Richards 1987, Roháček 1998)


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Source: The Diptera Site

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