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(solved) not syrphidae - Cephenemyia stimulator
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Posted on 23-02-2022 07:21

Location: Berlin
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Dear all,
last summer I found this syrphid fly on mount Stoos in the Swiss Alps. Could it be Arctophila bombiformis? It looks somewhat similar, but I'm not entirely convinced that I got it right. THe dark band on the pronotum seems broader on other pictures and the abdomen doesn't usually seem to be orange-brown like in this picture..
I appreciate any help!
Best regards, Adrian
AdrianBothe attached the following image:

Edited by AdrianBothe on 23-02-2022 20:14
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Posted on 23-02-2022 08:21

Location: Franconia, Germany
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Hi Adrian, this one is not of Syrphidae but of Oestridae and I think it is a Cephenemyia stimulator.
Greetings, Eric Kloeckner
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Posted on 23-02-2022 12:05

Location: Berlin
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Hi Eric, thank you for the correction and ID!
Best, Adrian
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