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Robert Heemskerk
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Posted on 05-01-2008 02:54
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hi flyforum,

Is this a cocon from a fly?
size: 6mm
place: Amsterdam forest, under leave near water.
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Paul Beuk
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Posted on 05-01-2008 13:30
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Definitely a cyclorrhaphan fly.

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Robert Heemskerk
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Posted on 05-01-2008 16:59
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I am sorry for giving the false size.., it's just 3.5mm

Cyclorrhaphan fly, that can also mean that it is perhabs a Drosophila sp.? (looking at the habitat)
I collected the cocon, so I'll wait till it is born.
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