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Alpine Muscoidea 2013-VIII-28 (= Drymeia cf. spinitarsis)
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Near the summit of a mountain (4300 meters) in Colorado, USA, August 28, 2013.
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Hairy legs
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I'd check Drymeia latifrons Malloch, 1918. Descibed and known from Rocky Mountains, Colorado
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Thank you. I didn't expect a species name. It seems consistent as far as I can see. I could never have run it through a key. I live in a moist, temperate climate near sea level and am unfamiliar with alpine and arctic flies.
 
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More likely Drymeia spinitarsis based on the bristles of the mid basitarsus. D. longiseta from the Altai Mountains is a junior synonym according to the revision by Savage and Sorokina.
 
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