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Melanophora roralis, female? --> confirmed
ukursawe
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Posted on 22-05-2024 16:35
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Hi,

currently, a lot of these small black flies can be observed at the (outside) walls of our house. probably because there are a many woodlice in the cracks at the bottom of the walls.
They are pretty nervous, but this specimen stayed at the same spot long enough for me to take a picture. I think it could be Melanophora roralis. I am not sure, if it is male or female, but I think the wing tip pattern indicates, its a female. Is that correct?

Germany, Southern Bavaria, Munich (-West), outside wall, 21.05.2024, app. 6 mm

Greetings, Uli
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Posted on 22-05-2024 18:14
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Hi Uli, female Melanophora roralis is correct.
Greetings, Eric Kloeckner
 
ukursawe
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Posted on 22-05-2024 18:20
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Hi Eric,

thank you very much for the confirmation.

Greetings,
Vielen Dank & viele Grüße,
Uli
 
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