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Joerg Schneider
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Posted on 15-06-2024 09:47

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More possible than genus? 13 June 2024, Berlin-Friedirchshain, Cemetery. About 8mm or bigger. She wass hovering above sandy ground, actually touching it an leaving a tiny pit. Does Villa load sand, was ist that? Thank you for your expertise, Jörg
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Edited by Joerg Schneider on 16-06-2024 07:42
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Posted on 15-06-2024 19:07

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I think it's a female Villa hottentotta - probably laying eggs near it's host Agrotis exclamationis.

Bergsten, J., L.G.R. Nilsson & R. Bukontaite 2015.
Åkerjordfly, Agrotis exclamationis, identifierad som värdart för svävflugan Villa hottentotta med hjälp av dna streckkodning (Diptera: Bombyliidae).
– Entomologisk Tidskrift 136: 121-130.

Greetings, Eric Kloeckner
Joerg Schneider
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Posted on 16-06-2024 07:42

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Thank you Eric, also for the explanation!
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