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Posted on 31-08-2023 11:14

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the size was about 5 mm or a little bit more.

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Germany, North-Rhine Westphalia, Nettetal-Kaldenkirchen, October 10th, 2021
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Posted on 31-08-2023 15:50

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It seems to have a Phaonia bristle on its hind tibia. might be Phaonia angelicae (female)
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Posted on 31-08-2023 17:41

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Thank you, that looks pretty good.
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Posted on 31-08-2023 20:26
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I am sorry, but I disagree. The chaetotaxy of the scutum and the legs is not right for Phaonia, the femora are dark and the posterodorsal bristle on the hind tibia (which distinguishes Phaonia for example from Helina) is present in several Anthomyiidae genera.This is an Anthomyiidae, most likely Hydrophoria lancifer.
Best wishes, Niels-Jan Dek
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Posted on 01-09-2023 11:59

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Thank you, Niels-Jan Dek, for your explanations. So my guess regarding the family was correct.

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