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Tachinidae ID (Tanzania)
ESant
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Posted on 30-08-2023 17:21
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Hello,

I found this fly near the Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania, 1200m a.s.l. on February 20th 2023. I think it's a Tachinidae, but is it possible to identify its genus or species from these photos?

Thank you in advance,
Emanuele
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My experience in the afrotropics is limited. I’d need to study the specimen to be able to say more.

Theo
 
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Unfortunately I didn't collect the specimen as I didn't have the equipment to properly store it, so I limited myself to taking the photos and returning it to the ant I stole it from.
Do you think it's possible to pinpoint at least the subfamily based on these pictures?
 
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Probably Exoristinae based on the hairy eyes and strong first post-sutural supra-alar bristle. The other possibility is Tachininae. Dexiinae and Phasiinae are unlikely.
 
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