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Maik Mergemeier
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Posted on 30-04-2007 19:01

Location: Germany
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Near by D?sseldorf / Germany, close to a little brook, i found this diptera in a damp meadow, yesterday. It was about 9-11mm long.

I hope somebody can help to identify this fly.

Thanx and best regards,
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Edited by Maik Mergemeier on 30-04-2007 19:01
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Posted on 30-04-2007 19:09
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Location: Viseu - PORTUGAL
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WOWW!! never seen anything like this fly!!! spectacular!!!
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 30-04-2007 19:19
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Odontomyia argentata female. For male see
Edited by Tony Irwin on 30-04-2007 19:20
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Maik Mergemeier
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Posted on 30-04-2007 19:31

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hi tony,

fine, thank you very much for the identification and the link!

best regards,
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Posted on 30-04-2007 20:45
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This is only slightly off-topic: has this species became increasingly common in central Europe?

Here in Finland it was very rare up to the 1950s, but now it is by far the most common of our three Odontomyia species. The other two (angulata and microleon) have lost ground at the same time, with numerous old records but very few new ones.
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