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small Tachinidae? (Germany)
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Posted on 20-03-2022 14:24

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Hi everyone,

I have a photo of a small grey fly that I can't recognize. I thought perhaps Chloropidae due to the shape but can't find any grey spotted Chloropidae, so I thought perhaps a small Tachinidae?

If anyone recognizes it I would be so grateful!

Many Thanks!
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Posted on 20-03-2022 14:25

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Posted on 20-03-2022 14:34

Location: east China (Zhejiang)
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Anthomyia procellaris perhaps
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Posted on 20-03-2022 14:45

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Definitely Anthomyia and not a Tachinid

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Posted on 20-03-2022 16:47

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Thanks so much to both of you!

Zeegers- can you tell this because of the shorter abdomen & fewer bristles in Anthomyiidae?
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Posted on 20-03-2022 19:04

Location: Reading, UK
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The light gey colour and black spots is typical for a female Anthomyia procellaris or pluviali, or maybe one of the other species in the procellaris group. (The spots tend to be smaller in the females than in the males.)
I don't know of any Tachinids that look anything like this.
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