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Ischiolepta (was Family?)
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Posted on 10-05-2021 18:43

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Body 1,5 mm. Is it possible to tell Family and genus of this fly in the center?
Maybe some Phoridae?
Photo from 9 May 2021 Kramfors 62 N, E 17 Ångermanland, Sweden.

Thanks for your help in advance

Kurt Holmqvist
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Edited by kurt on 18-05-2021 19:11
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A Close up
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Posted on 10-05-2021 18:45

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Hi Kurt, could be one of Sphaeroceridae?

Greetings, Eric
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Likely Sphaerocera curvipes

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Paul Beuk wrote:
Likely Sphaerocera curvipes

1.5 mm? (The size seems realistic compared to the Braconidae).
Best regards,

Juergen Peters
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Then indeed Ischiolepta is more likely

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Thanks to Eric, Juergen ans Paul

Kurt Holmqvist
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