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Chloropidae: cf. Oscinimorpha novakii
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Posted on 19-10-2020 18:36

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I photographed this fly in Bazzano (AQ), Italy, on July 6th 2019. I'm not sure of the family it belongs to, but could you help me identify it from these photos?

Thank you in advance,
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Edited by ESant on 20-10-2020 13:28
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Tony Irwin
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Posted on 19-10-2020 21:07
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I suggest Chloropidae
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Roger Thomason
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Posted on 20-10-2020 06:52
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Looks like Oscinimorpha novakii ,which according to Michael von Tschirnhaus is;- "Not rare in all Mediterranean countries incl. Israel. The long proboscis protruding over the mouth margin, being blackish above; at least the first two tergites of the abdomen reddish-brownish, mostly the whole abdomen reddish (rare in this genus); three slightly impressed furrows on the mesonotum (= scutum), misleading beginners to the genus Tricimba; a robust Oscinimorpha, flower visitor similar to O. minutissima, O. koeleriae and Trachysiphonella ruficeps (= pygmaea). Larval substrate unknown. The long proboscis is also used for kleptoparasitic ingestion of the pre-digested food of zoophagous Heteroptera and spiders".



But knowing my luck it'll be something different awkward Grin
Edited by Roger Thomason on 20-10-2020 06:58
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Posted on 20-10-2020 13:27

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Thank you both very much!

But knowing my luck it'll be something different awkward Grin

I agree with the ID Oscinimorpha novakii, but to be sure let's wait for other remarks.
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