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Sciaridae covered with wax
jojo
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Posted on 24-10-2019 17:55
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Hello together,

today I photographed this fly covered with wax. I think it´s a Sciaridae sp., but I wondered about the wax.
Is this normal? And is here an ID possible?

locality: Germany Odenwald - about 300 m altitude
fotodate: 24.10.2019
size with wings: 3mm

Best Regards Jochen
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Tony Irwin
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It is Sciaridae, but I doubt you will be able to get even a genus from the photos. I don't know of any species of sciarid that has a waxy coating, so I think this one has been accidentally covered in powder - perhaps having emerged through some diatomaceous earth, which is commonly used as a soil surface insecticide in gardens.
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jojo
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Posted on 24-10-2019 22:43
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Thank you, Tony for this information. It will probably remain a mystery.

Jochen
 
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