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an other Sphaeroceridae
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Posted on 08-03-2023 09:03

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Good morning,

I collected this fly near deer droppings, mistakenly thinking that it was the same one that I had photographed on site and that I have already presented here. Here we have a Limosininae with two pairs of bristles on the scutellum, a ventral bristle on basitarsus 2, an apical ventral bristle on tibia 2 and R2+3 is shaded. Do you have any idea about his identity? Cordially thank you very much.
Luc Bettinelli : France : Saint-Germain : 70200 : 02/03/2023
Altitude : 337 m - Taille : 3-4 mm
Réf. : 318696
Luc Bettinelli : France : Saint-Germain : 70200 : 02/03/2023
Altitude : 337 m - Taille : 3-4 mm
Réf. : 318738
Edited by serenense7 on 08-03-2023 12:52
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Posted on 08-03-2023 21:36

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What about Spelobia rufilabris ?
It seems to match perfectly between the venation and the chaetotaxy on the tibia 2
Or Spelobia clunipes ?
Edited by serenense7 on 08-03-2023 21:52
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Posted on 09-03-2023 11:06

Location: Norfolk UK
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Probably Spelobia but not enough detail for a species ID; with a specimen no problem. Also S. rufilabris has an orange/yellow face and gena (to varying degrees) and if this one has, there are still two other externally similar species.
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Posted on 11-03-2023 00:45

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Thank you very mouche, it seems not to have yellow face and gena, but I can't verify. I've stupidly lost this specimen. Perhaps clunipes or palmata... Spelobia sp !
Edited by serenense7 on 11-03-2023 09:53
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