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Gymnocheta viridis? --> Lucilia cf. illustris
Frank Hornig
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Posted on 24-05-2022 16:43

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Could this be Gymnocheta viridis (f.)?
about 9-10 mm
Frankenberg, Hessia, Germany, 05.08.2021.
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Edited by Frank Hornig on 24-05-2022 17:20
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Posted on 24-05-2022 17:01

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Hi Frank, it's a male Lucilia cf. illustris (the broader frons), Calliphoridae.
Greetings, Eric
Frank Hornig
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Posted on 24-05-2022 17:19

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Thanks for that Erik!

Juergen Peters
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Posted on 24-05-2022 20:11
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Hello Frank,

you won't find Gymnochaeta viridis in August. It's an early spring species (March-early May).
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Juergen Peters
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Frank Hornig
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Posted on 25-05-2022 17:33

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Thanks Jürgen for that hint!

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