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Lauxaniidae? Minettia sp.?
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Posted on 09-01-2023 14:44

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this fly hat a size of about 5 mm.

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Germany, North Rhine Westphalia, Mülheim, May 20th, 2021
Karola attached the following image:

Edited by Karola on 15-01-2023 22:15
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It looks like it has an intra-alar bristle and marked wings, but only three pairs of dorsocentrals. I don't know what to make of that combination. If it had four pairs of dorsocentrals it would be like Minettia inusta and pseudoinusta.
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Posted on 13-01-2023 17:01

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I cannot see marked wings, only dark veins.
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Karola wrote:
I cannot see marked wings, only dark veins.

The markings are very faint, stronger along the veins. In some species wing color develops gradually and young flies appear to have unmarked wings.
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Posted on 13-01-2023 18:07

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Thank you for the explanation.
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