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Muscidae: Fannia lustrator
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South of Sweden, 2012-05-02.

This fly caught my attention when it hovered like a syrphid, over a pile of dry branches, in the shade of a big tree.
skrylten attached the following image:

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2:nd image
skrylten attached the following image:

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It's a male Fannia. F. lustrator?
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Thx Stephen and Stephane !
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19.10.16 00:38
vergleiche (vgl) is most like compare, so confer (cf.) is best in Latin. I am from Germany.

17.09.16 12:02
Thanks very much Dmitry

16.09.16 12:37
vgl. = cf. (compare)

16.09.16 11:30
Hello Can anyone tell me what the German abbrev. vgl stands for, dictionary says mg/l which isn't the case Thx

06.09.16 22:49
Here in Britain it has been a very poor season for all insects. Most families of fly have been very scarce compared to some years ago. This is about the fifth poor season and it was the worst yet. Wha

05.09.16 22:35
May was very atypical and April. April was very cold - the coldest month in 30 years. And May was very rainy. But this does not explain itself why the decrease of insects. Or it is just a normal cyc

05.09.16 22:32
well I collect in those places since 2005, and it is perfectly clear there were several families I did not see this year, or even the rather common Tachinidae, for the current year I only saw dozens.

05.09.16 16:51
Well it should be compared to the insect diversity and numbers of that region for the last years/decades...

01.09.16 23:39
This year in Portugal there was a very clear decrease/waning number and diversity in all insect orders. Fewer tachinids than usual, for example. Fennel flowers are very scarce of insects these days.

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