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Light grey fly with indented eyes -> Stomoxys calcitrans, female
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Posted on 16-04-2023 00:04

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what species might this be?

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Germany, North-Rhine Westphalia, Mülheim, August 11th, 2021
Karola attached the following image:

Edited by Karola on 16-04-2023 11:58
John Carr
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Posted on 16-04-2023 00:50
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One of the blood-feeding Muscidae.
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Posted on 16-04-2023 08:00

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So probably Stomoxys calcitrans. Thank you.
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Posted on 16-04-2023 11:53

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Correct, Karola and due to the small eyes, I think it's a female (frons > ½ head).
Greetings, Eric Kloeckner
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Posted on 16-04-2023 11:57

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Thank you, Eric!

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