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Key Characters

"Soldier flies." Body slightly flattened, most complete head of the Brachycera. Integument toughened and leathery from calcuim deposits. Circle of hydrofuge hairs surrounding the posterier segment, anus prominent.

Tolerance 7-8
Distribution CA, OR, WA, NV, AZ, Baja