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Ulidiidae: Herina parva
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Posted on 31-01-2024 16:48

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I photographed this fly near Passo San Nicolò (TN), Italy, 2400m a.s.l. on August 3rd 2023. I think it is an Herina, and assuming I followed the key in Kameneva (2007) correctly, I think the possible options are H. palustris and H. parva. Is my initial identification correct? And is it possible to further narrow-down the ID to species-level?

Thank you in advance,
ESant attached the following image:

Edited by ESant on 02-02-2024 16:52
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Photo 2:
ESant attached the following image:

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Posted on 02-02-2024 13:44
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It is Herina parva. Merz (1996) gave good pictures, which Kameneva (2007) did not repeat for this reason, so sometimes better to combine.
Herina palustris has long black postpedicel of antenna.
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Thank you very much!
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