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Stratiomyidae: Sargus sp.
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Posted on 01-10-2021 11:51

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I photographed this fly in Crecchio (CH), Italy, 250m a.s.l. on July 20th 2021. I think it is a Stratiomyidae, 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 02-10-2021 12:48
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Posted on 01-10-2021 11:52

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Photo 2:
ESant attached the following image:

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Posted on 01-10-2021 18:22

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So, to Central European standards, this one is weird.
Clearly, long hairs are present on the back of the head all over and the legs are yellow. This is a non-existing combination in Central Europe.

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Posted on 01-10-2021 18:22

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Oh, sorry, clearly a Sargus sp.
Edited by Zeegers on 01-10-2021 18:23
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Posted on 01-10-2021 20:26

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S. albibarbus?
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Posted on 02-10-2021 12:45

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Thank you both for the help! If it doesn't match with any of the Central European species then I think it could only be S. albibarbus or S. harderseni. Unfortunately I don't know if it's possible to tell the difference between the two just from these photos.
Edited by ESant on 02-10-2021 12:45
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