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small, grey, spotted wings
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Posted on 10-10-2007 00:06
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The next fly of today's photo-shooting is rather small, grey, and has several spots on the wings. I hope it is recognizable...
Sundew attached the following image:

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Posted on 10-10-2007 00:08
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Posted on 10-10-2007 07:53
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jorgemotalmeida wrote:

Opomyza florum?
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Juergen Peters
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Jan Willem
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Posted on 10-10-2007 08:45
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Hi J?rgen,

It looks like Opomyza florum indeed. A very dark one. I've never seen such a dark specimen of O. florum. I would have loved to study this specimen in more detail, but I know you don't collect specimens. I have one seen a female whith a similar dark abdomen which proved to be O. florum. In that specimen the thorax was much more yellowish than in your specimen though. Still I think your identification is correct.

Jan Willem
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Posted on 10-10-2007 12:14
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Dear Jan Willem,
I am not willing to abandon my fly to Juergen, it decided to stay in Berlin! Nevertheless it is interesting to learn that it is remarkably dark. Can that be a kind of "autumn colours"? (Several bugs turn dark in autumn.) And the colour-changing effect of the photoflash is also to be considered, but it was a grey afternoon, and I had to use it.
At least one thing Juergen and I have in common: we are no fly catchers. So I cannot send you the specimen. When I take photos of unknown animals, I cannot pre-estimate whether the specimen might be a sensational find or just a very common critter. Prophylactic killing, however, is not my cup of tea. I rather accept that a photo might remain without a name.
Many thanks to all for identification,
Jan Willem
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Posted on 10-10-2007 17:15
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Dear Sundew,

I didn't pay enough attention, I thought (I don't know why!) the photo was taken by J?rgen. Nevertheless, the outcome is the same, there is no collected specimen to be studiedWink. Your photo's are interesting though.

Jan Willem
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