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Shiny black Brachycera (18.10.22) --> Oscinella cf. nigerrima (Chloropidae)
Juergen Peters
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Hello,

I'm not sure, to which family this 5 mm fly (at fruit bait in our courtyard, northwest Germany) belongs. Sphaeroceridae?
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Any ideas?
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How about Ephydridae?
 
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I'm more inclined to say Chloropidae, (but it's tricky with featureless species!)
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Thank you, Jan and Tony!

I was also considering these two families, but was not sure about others with tiny small species, I possibly did not have in mind.

My best wishes for the new year!
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Chloropidae, Oscinellinae, Oscinella spec., probably O. nigerrima (Macquart, 1835) or O. frit (L., 1758), see many other posts. Surely the fly was smaller than 5mm.
 
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von Tschirnhaus wrote:
Chloropidae, Oscinellinae, Oscinella spec., probably O. nigerrima (Macquart, 1835) or O. frit (L., 1758), see many other posts. Surely the fly was smaller than 5mm.


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