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Empididae genus Dolichocephala ID species
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Posted on 16-05-2024 09:40

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Oryctes : France : Lille : 59000 : 14/05/2024
Altitude : 41 m - Taille : 3 mm maxi
Réf. : 342711
Oryctes : France : Lille : 59000 : 14/05/2024
Altitude : NR - Taille : 3 mm maxi
Réf. : 342729
Oryctes : France : Lille : 59000 : 14/05/2024
Altitude : NR - Taille : 3 mm maxi
Réf. : 342730

I found this amazing little fly, black and very thin, on a leaf at ground level, in a small public park in Lille (North, France). It was May 14, 2024.
This part of the park was not very bright and the quality of the photos suffered.
I think it is the genus Dolichocephala in the family Empididae. Perhaps more of a male based on the appearance of the end of the abdomen.
On LMDI there is hesitation between Dolichocephala irrorata and Dolichocephala oblongoguttata, with a preference for the second species mentioned.
What is your opinion on this subject ?
Thanks in advance.
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Posted on 21-05-2024 14:43

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Does anyone have an idea for this strange little fly ? Thanks for the help.
Paul Beuk
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Posted on 05-06-2024 11:02
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Likely to be guttata or oblongogutta

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Posted on 06-06-2024 12:35

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Thank you very much, Paul, for this identification.
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