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Platypezidae: cf. Callomyia elegans ♂
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Posted on 27-08-2021 20:03

Location: L'Aquila, Italy
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I photographed this fly in San Giovanni (BZ), Italy, 1000m a.s.l. on July 12th 2021. I think it is a Platypezidae, but is it possible to identify its genus or species from these photos?

Thank you in advance,
ESant attached the following image:

Edited by ESant on 28-08-2021 21:20
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Photo 2:
ESant attached the following image:

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Posted on 28-08-2021 08:39

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Hi Emanuele, this male could be a Callomyia elegans, too:
Greetings, Eric
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Posted on 28-08-2021 21:19

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Thank you Eric! They do indeed look very similar. How is it possible do distinguish C. elegans from the other members of the genus?
Edited by ESant on 28-08-2021 21:19
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