Small black fly with some light hairs on the legs and sides of the abdominal segments, but the hairs are not really noticeable in the field without close-focusing binoculars. The thorax appears to have no hairs but does have some some hairs at least at the edges that are visible in photos.
Open woodlands and woodland edges.
Late May through mid-August
The canis-complex is in general more common in southern Wisconsin.