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Shaggy black fly
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Posted on 21-04-2022 09:36

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I have photographed this fly two days ago on the bell of a cowslip (40 km West of Paris).
From its shaggy look I think this could be a Tachinidae.
Any idea about its identity?
Thanks for your expertise!

FRV attached the following image:

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Posted on 21-04-2022 11:39

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Hi, to me it looks more like a male of Anthomyiidae.
Greetings, Eric
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Posted on 21-04-2022 11:53

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Thank you very much Eric, no idea about the genus?
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Posted on 21-04-2022 17:29

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Hi FRV, I took a picture in my garden today (unfortunately only a lateral one, too) and I think it's the same?
It could be a Delia sp., I think.
eklans attached the following image:

Greetings, Eric
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Posted on 21-04-2022 18:06

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Apart from the coloration the two flies seems identical, so probably same species.

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