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Bibio spec.
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Posted on 10-05-2021 16:00

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Dear all,
I found tese roughly 1cm small Bibio flys
on 09.05.2021 near Steinhuder Meer,
Lower Saxony along a sandy rodside.
Could it be Bibio marci?
Thanks in advance.
Best wishes
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Edited by AliWi on 10-05-2021 16:01
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Posted on 10-05-2021 19:05

Location: Franconia, Germany
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Hi Alex, it's not the black B. marci, I think, but I'm unable to tell the species from the photo. Do you have anther on to show the colour of the hairs on at least on thorax?

Greetings, Eric
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Posted on 16-05-2021 19:54

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I´v tried to change the image slightly, so maybe one can see the hair better now. I I found another view. Hope this helps.
Thanks a lot.
AliWi attached the following image:

Edited by AliWi on 16-05-2021 19:55
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Posted on 16-05-2021 19:58

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the other view
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Posted on 17-05-2021 09:07

Location: Franconia, Germany
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Hi Alex, the hairs seem to be not black. Together with the orange legs, the brownish wings and the length of metatarsus III being approx. 3 x width I thinks it may be Bibio cf. lanigerus.

Greetings, Eric
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Posted on 23-05-2021 21:33

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Thanks, Eric!

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