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Which fly (3,5 mm) in December? => Hybotidae / Platypalpus sp.
Markus Koschinsky
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Location: Germany, Northrhine-Westphalia, Rheine, 35 m above sea level, garden
Time: 22nd December, 2022
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Body size: approx. 3,5 mm

Dear Forum,

this fly was found on the outside of a wooden garden house in the sunshine. Any thought what it could be?


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3rd picture, grooming / preening (right word???)
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Platypalpus sp. Hybotidae
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Great! Thanks a lot!

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