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mysterious insect with tuft =>Certatopogonidae
Maik Hausotte
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Posted on 24-08-2021 20:23

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Can you give this fly from August 20, 2021 (from Leipzig, Saxony, Germany) a name?
I have never seen such a strange insect before.
Best regards,
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Edited by Maik Hausotte on 24-08-2021 20:35
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Posted on 24-08-2021 20:26
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This is a male Ceratopoginid midge, maybe Forcipomyia, but others will surely correct me. Change the title to Certatopogonidae.
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Maik Hausotte
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Posted on 24-08-2021 20:34

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Thank you very much for the quick help. Best regards, Maik
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23.09.21 15:29
All sorted.

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Sorry put 5 new threads in Asilidae forum instead in Syrphidae forum, can pleas an admin move it to Syrph? THANKS, Norbert

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