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Sciomyzidae - Identification possible? => Limnia unguicornis
Stella M
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Posted on 19-08-2019 20:58
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Hello, this little one ~6mm was perching and watching everything with attention - and thus it reminded me of robberfly behaviour. Would someone be able and help who is this fascinating little one?
Found on 17-August-2019 near Worms, Rhineland, Germany, in a nature reserve established in an old limestone quarry on an open meadow with many native flowers, thistles, centaurea, etc.
Many thanks and regards,
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Second picture dorsal
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The family is Sciomyzidae - if you put that in the title, you should draw the attention of people who can help you.

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Hello James,
thank you very much for your help!
Kind regards,
Nikita Vikhrev
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Limnia unguicornis
Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
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Thank you very much!
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08.08.20 14:31
ah ok ! I didn't knew oops !

07.08.20 08:12
They are already in Poland !

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Today a Chrysomya albiceps found in North of France ! I was quite surprised !

02.08.20 10:10
Ok... lower case naming for images.. understood,Lothar

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I uploadad a jpg, but it is not visible in the thread...Lothar

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cannot upload photos, it says wrong name. can someone please explain the exact procedure and the does and donts?

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Hi, apologies but also can't get photos to load. They are jpg, <300K, no spaces in names. Help? Smile

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