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Tachinid (sarcophagidish) - Lydella grisescens
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Posted on 25-05-2020 18:59
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This fly from yesterday evening puzzles me. I often took a red-eyed tesselate Sarcophagid for a Tachinid, but in this case I really tend to Tachinidae, because:
- arista is not plumose;
- no small parafacial setulae;
- thorax has four vittae;
- wing vein M1+2 has no sharp bend and only a tiny appendix;
- eyes seem to be short-haired...
So what can it be? Any help is welcome! (Location is southwestern Germany, 20 km west of Stuttgart.)
Thanks, Sundew
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Edited by Sundew on 25-05-2020 21:03
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Some more details.
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Posted on 25-05-2020 20:08

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Female Lydella grisescens (note the erect apical scutellars).

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So a Tachinid indeed, very good. Thank you, Theo!
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