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Fly with striped eyes on fungus, Germany => Odinia cf. boletina
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Posted on 08-06-2013 21:32
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found on 2013-06-06 in a forest near Marburg, Hesse, Germany sucking on a fungus.
Regards, Ingo

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I see a pattern here, they seem to be related to fungi! They mate on it I think. Does anyone know if they lay there eggs on it?
It's Odiniidae. You have to wait for the specialist to go any further
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Odinia cf. boletina! Andrzej
dr. A. J. Woznica, Institute of Biology, Wroclaw University of Environmental & Life Sciences
 
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Thanks to both of you! Indeed, the fungus also was a Fomes fomentarius growing on a fallen down tree.
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On exact the fungus (Fomes fomentarius) where I found my first specimen in the last year I saw a fly sitting still for about 30 minutes. For me it looks like an oviposition (in a very slow way). Is this interpretation correct?
Other Odinia do it here in a similar way near the base on the bottom side of Ganoderma applanatum fungi. Greetings, Ingo

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