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Phoridae -> cf. Phora sp.
Ray Perry
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Posted on 29-09-2021 08:42
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Is this a Phoridae sp. and male or female?

This 2-3mm fly was actively running around on top of a wild raspberry leaf, then would suddenly stop and appear to eat something from the leaf.
In dense undergrowth 5m from a stream, Jarplunder Au.
06 Sept. 2021 @ 17:55
Scherrebektal municipal reserve https://www.flens...9']Das , Flensburg, N.Germany @ 54.755958, 9.422225

Many Thanks in advance,

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Edited by Ray Perry on 07-11-2021 19:46
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Male or Female
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Phoridae. I also see these pitch black Phorids in and around my garden.
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These pitch black phorids with the rather short, wide head usually turn out to be Phora sp.
Tony Irwin
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Many Thanks Gabor and Tony.
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Yes, Phora

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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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