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There is one specimen of this "Water Snipe Fly" at the NMNH from Burkes Garden in Tazewell County.
There is one specimen of this tiny species at the NMNH from Chain Bridge, VA from April 20, 1924. There is also a photo on BugGuide (#176064) from Norfolk taken on 5 April, so it appears to be found in the early spring.
They exhibit a peculiar upright sitting posture which is rather distinctive. This is well illustrated by BugGuide photo #455847 from Fairfax County taken in September. This species is found mostly in mid to late summer, museum specimens are from 30 June and 18 July.
In Virginia, a high elevation species. One specimen at the NMNH from Locust Springs, Highland County from 1 July 1982.
Common and widespread in early spring into early summer. Perches head down on tree trunks.
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