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Diptera (syrphid?) from potting soil?
Thomas Brand
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Hello,
We have an enquiry from a substrate manufacturer whose customer complains that this diptera (syrphid?) has allegedly hatched from a bag of potting soil. Can it be determined from the pictures? What do the larvae feed on when they have developed in potting soil?

Northwest Germany, June 2020

Thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge
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Oops...... just saw Paul's comment above......
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Thank you very much!

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