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Germany: Melanostoma mellinum? -> Confirmed
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Posted on 19-01-2022 19:32

Location: Molfsee (Germany)
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Hi there,
i found this hoverfly on August 9, 2020 near Kiel in northern germany by a lake.
I`m not sure how to identify it surely and need help. Thanks for having a look.
_Stefan_ attached the following image:

Edited by _Stefan_ on 25-01-2022 20:11
Juergen Peters
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Posted on 20-01-2022 08:40
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Hello Stefan,

I can't see if the face is dusty or not, so Melanostoma sp.

P.S.: This is a Syrphid and as such should be posted in the Syrphidae subforum.
Best regards,

Juergen Peters
Borgholzhausen, Germany
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Karsten Thomsen
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Posted on 20-01-2022 12:53
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Ja, it is mellinum, since T2 is much wider than long.
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Posted on 20-01-2022 16:34

Location: Molfsee (Germany)
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Thanks to both of you!
My next Syrphid will be posted in the right place.
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