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Dolichopodidae ID
johan v
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Posted on 04-12-2020 10:11

Location: Belgium
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I found this species in National Parc Hoge Kempen, Belgium
Dry area with heathland. Attracted to light.
Date : 09-09-2020
Is this Dolichopus simplex ?

Best regards
John Carr
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Posted on 04-12-2020 16:51
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Some other Dolichopodinae.
Igor Grichanov
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Posted on 07-12-2020 08:22
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Tachytrechus sp.
Igor Grichanov
johan v
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Posted on 07-12-2020 10:59

Location: Belgium
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Ok. Thank you Igor.

After your answer I was looking at this key :

but I'm a bit stuck on page 114 after number 10 - Antennal scape and pedicel reddish yellow at least beneath .

Any help is welcome.

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Igor Grichanov
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Posted on 08-12-2020 07:27
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At least scape (1st segment) distinctly yellow. It is Tachytrechus notatus female quite probable, commonest species in Europe.
Igor Grichanov
johan v
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Posted on 08-12-2020 08:35

Location: Belgium
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Thank you very much Igor.TumbsUp
Marc Pollet
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Posted on 20-12-2020 01:35

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In Belgium, it is most likely T. notatus or T. insignis. Check Assis Fonseca (1978) or Parent (1938) for this. Both keys are available online.
johan v
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Posted on 15-01-2021 07:23

Location: Belgium
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Thank you
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03.03.21 22:17
Thanks Tony

02.03.21 21:02
see FAQ (Forum and posting)

01.03.21 06:08
How do I submit photos for identification

23.02.21 10:02
Probably something in the file's 'ource data. I edited it and saved as png. Now it is okay.

22.02.21 14:13
What happened to the picture in
500 ? It had been comressed only horizontally...

20.02.21 22:13
Markus Gebel

20.02.21 18:12
@beateSenf you can check the coincident threads with your species and try to write to whom identified them

11.02.21 09:15
No worries. Not everyone has time all the time. Wink

06.02.21 22:18
I am sincerely sorry for this comment. You are doing your best and I am very grateful for your work. I'm sorry. Beate

06.02.21 18:23
Hallo, I have a question. Are there any hidden rules in this forum? Do you have to upload spectacular flies to get answers? As soon as the inquiries slide to page two or further, they rest gently

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