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Muscidae: Fannia lustrator
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Posted on 03-05-2012 17:43
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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.
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Edited by skrylten on 05-05-2012 07:56
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2:nd image
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It's a male Fannia. F. lustrator?
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Thx Stephen and Stephane !
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22.09.15 10:34
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18.09.15 16:42
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