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Slim hoverfly -> Sphaerophoria sp. (f)
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Posted on 21-08-2023 16:32

Location: Mülheim an der Ruhr
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the fly sat in a Cichorium intybus flower. The size of the fly was less than 1 cm.

Best regards,

Germany, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Löffingen, September 24th, 2021
Karola attached the following image:

Edited by Karola on 22-08-2023 22:07
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Posted on 21-08-2023 17:46

Location: Franconia, Germany
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Hello Karola, it's a female Sphaerophoria sp.

Greetings, Eric Kloeckner
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Posted on 21-08-2023 18:37

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Hello Eric,

thank you, I nearly guessed that.

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