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Muscidae, Mesembrina mystacea
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Posted on 01-05-2018 16:33
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a large hairy bumbl-bee looking fly with base of the wings bright yellow.

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Edited by JariF on 01-05-2018 18:41
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Or maybe a male Mesembrina mystacea ?
Juergen Peters
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Renko wrote:
Or maybe a male Mesembrina mystacea ?

I am no expert, and I did not find Mesembrina mystacea on my own, but the wing venation fits, and if I remember correctly, Ostridae do not posess a proboscis.
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YES ! That's what it is. I have never seen this species before and was lost. Thank You Smile

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23.09.21 15:29
All sorted.

16.09.21 22:24
Sorry put 5 new threads in Asilidae forum instead in Syrphidae forum, can pleas an admin move it to Syrph? THANKS, Norbert

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wing ventation is totally different

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