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Sand-coloured fly in the Forest of Montmorency (female)
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Posted on 02-10-2018 21:16
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Pierre Duhem : France : Saint-Leu-la-Forêt : 95320 : 21/07/2018
Altitude : 188 m - Taille : 6-7 mm
Réf. : 215966
Pierre Duhem : France : Saint-Leu-la-Forêt : 95320 : 21/07/2018
Altitude : 188 m - Taille : 6-7 mm
Réf. : 215967
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I had a hard time to find an orientation.

At the beginning, I tried to find a solution in the Dexiinae, because of the general colour, but the abdominal setae and the alar venation didn't match.
After that, Eugène (evdb on this forum) told me that I should search in the Sarcophagidae family. He meant that Taxigramma could be a good candidate.

Even if the general colour don't match with my specimen (I still have two pictures of a male specimen on the same flower if it matters), do you think that this is a track to follow?

Well, as you can see, I'm pretty lost with this taxon.
I welcome any pointer to solve this little mystery.
Thanks in advance.
Edited by pierred on 18-09-2021 11:00
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Subfamily Miltogramminae, but not Taxigramma.
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Posted on 03-10-2018 08:11
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Thanks, John.
Pierre Duhem
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