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Anthomyiid << Some Muscoidea << Bibionidae?
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Posted on 30-03-2023 12:52

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West Poland, 29.03.2023
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Some Muscoidea…

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Thank you, Theo!
Jan Maca
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Muscoidea, probably Fannia. I would wish the fly to be pictured at least as well as the personÅ› skin around it. Still, Fannia are often undeterminable to species even in good pics.
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Posted on 31-03-2023 00:12

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Thank Jan for your message!

I'm a bit confused by the information I found. According to this website Fannia sp. belongs to Fannidae. Would you mind letting me know what you think, please?

Jan Maca
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Muscoidea is a superfamily including the family Fanniidae.
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Another possibility is Egle (Anthomyiidae) - which has a projecting mouth margin (as do some Fannia), and is common in the Spring, feeding on Salix catkins.
Tony Irwin
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At least, Anthomyiid - 100%
Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
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Posted on 05-04-2023 07:03

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Thank you everyone for your help!
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