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Marion Friedrich
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Posted on 12-04-2020 11:04

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is an ID of this fly possible? Body length more than 10 mm (not measured).
Criorhina or maybe another genus?
Thanks, Marion

Germany, Saxony, in a forest in Chemnitz, 11th April 2020
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Posted on 12-04-2020 11:05

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Juergen Peters
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Posted on 12-04-2020 20:18
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Hello Marion,

a Brachypalpus female, I think.
Edited by Juergen Peters on 12-04-2020 20:19
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Posted on 13-04-2020 10:11

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Brachypalpus valgus or B. laphriformis. I would prefer B. valgus as the forns in shiny and thoraic dorsum as well (at least from this angle). Also a white arista (my personal identification feature) suggests valgus.
Marion Friedrich
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Posted on 13-04-2020 13:15

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Hello Jürgen and treebeard,

Thank you very much for ID.
It seems that I have overlooked the genus Brachypalpus, because this specimen looks much stouter than other females photographed some years ago. I`ll store it as Brachypalpus cf. valgus.
is an old photo of another specimen from the same location photographed in June which should then be a Brachypalpus laphriformis with the dusted frons and dark arista (if nothing speaks against).

Best wishes,
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