Root Maggot Fly?



This fly was standing on a leaf in my garden today.  It was smaller than a House Fly and I wasn’t sure what it was.

Any thoughts?  My best guess is a Root Maggot Fly (family Anthomyiidae) based on this photo on BugGuide.  If so, this fly probably feeds on nectar.  When it was a larva it would have fed on plant roots as its name suggests.

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