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What family?-->Tachinidae
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Posted on 13-09-2023 10:16

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Photographed very recently from Zhejiang China. Body length approx. 6mm. What family could it possibly belong in? Thanks!
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Edited by guplox on 17-09-2023 23:51
John Carr
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Posted on 13-09-2023 13:20
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I think Tachinidae.
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Posted on 14-09-2023 00:45

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John Carr wrote:
I think Tachinidae.

Great! Thanks a lot for the ID! TumbsUp
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Posted on 16-09-2023 10:29

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It is a very weird one, fore tarsus suggests Minthoini and a first search suggests Mongolomintho. Which is a crypticc species.
I need to confirm this, though.

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Posted on 17-09-2023 00:13

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Extra-terrific! Thank you Theo for pointing me to Minthonini and Mongolomintho! TumbsUp It was the first time I photographed this species of fly.
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Posted on 17-09-2023 10:30

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Sorry, it is not Mongolomintho. It might very well be an Oriental species, given the locality. I am not enough familiar with the Oriental fauna. Strongly thickened arista does not agree with Minthoini, it might be something else.

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Posted on 17-09-2023 23:50

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Thank you Theo for the re-examination of the minutest details of this not so good quality picture. Thank you! I'll get backward to the family Tachinidae for the time being.
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