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Lauxaniidae: Minettia sp.
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Posted on 17-10-2021 13:03

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I photographed this fly near Monte Giano (RI), Italy, 1250m a.s.l. on August 14th 2021. I think it is a Lauxaniidae, but is it possible to identify its genus or species from these photos?

Thank you in advance,
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Edited by ESant on 18-10-2021 08:26
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Photo 2:
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John Carr
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Posted on 17-10-2021 15:32
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Minettia. Note the pale stripe above the antennae.
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Thank you very much John!
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23.09.21 15:29
All sorted.

16.09.21 22:24
Sorry put 5 new threads in Asilidae forum instead in Syrphidae forum, can pleas an admin move it to Syrph? THANKS, Norbert

09.09.21 07:48

09.09.21 07:47
wing ventation is totally different

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Hi, what's the major difference between dolichopodidae and rhagionidae? Can someone help me? Thanks!

28.06.21 15:24
thx TO eklans

03.06.21 11:11
@Tony Irwin Thank you Tony! I've emailed you there Pfft

02.06.21 22:26
Rob - can you PM me with an e-mail address, and I'll send it over.

02.06.21 13:16
Hello chaps! Does anyone have a copy of: Revision of the willow catkin flies, genus Egle Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera: Anthomyiidae), in Europe and neighbouring areas ?? I'd be ever so grateful! Rob

31.05.21 14:31
The part that got deleted is "longer, dark median stripe on thorax"

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