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Conopidae ID? => Physocephala vittata
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Posted on 07-08-2022 15:58

Location: Bexbach/Germany
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I photographed this fly in my garden on mint today. What species is it?
Germany, Saarland, Bexbach, Garden, Absolute Altitude 250 m, 07.08.2022

Greetings, Volker
Edited by Volker on 08-08-2022 09:38
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Posted on 07-08-2022 17:58

Location: Soest, NL
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Really, from Saarland ?
Very nice.

It is Physocephala chrysorrhoea or similar.
Wait for Jens-Hermann formthe final verdict.

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Posted on 07-08-2022 18:06

Location: Bexbach/Germany
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Hi Theo,

Yes, I found this fly in my garden today. A beautiful animal and only moderately timid.
Let's wait for the answer from Jens-Hermann.

Greetings, Volker
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Posted on 08-08-2022 08:02

Location: Bexbach/Germany
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Maybe it is a female of Physocephala vittata? See also

Greetings, Volker
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Posted on 08-08-2022 09:41

Location: Bexbach/Germany
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P. vitatta was confirmed by email from Jens-Hermann

Greetings, Volker
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