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Posted on 07-04-2021 04:39

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Almost right away when I posted this to iNat, I got a suggestion that it was Boreothrinax. Indeed, that's what it looks like, but it's much bigger than B. maculipennis, which I get regularly. Could it be Sphecomyiella? Here's a rough comparison of the size of this fly compared to B. maculipennis.
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Posted on 07-04-2021 09:26
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It would be helpful to know where this fly was found.
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Posted on 07-04-2021 13:39

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Sorry - Austin, Texas, USA
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Posted on 07-04-2021 13:41

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My guess is Sphecomyiella valida.
Edited by victorengel on 07-04-2021 17:29
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Posted on 07-04-2021 16:45
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S. valida looks to be a good match, but I'm no expert in this family, so best to wait for another opinion.
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29.03.21 09:55
@PaulBeuk Thanks again mate- very useful! Smile

14.03.21 15:00
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11.03.21 17:23
Greetings! Does anyone have: Satchell's 1947 paper: The larvae of the British species of Psychoda (Diptera: Psychodidae)??? Many thanks Smile

03.03.21 22:17
Thanks Tony

02.03.21 21:02
see FAQ (Forum and posting)

01.03.21 06:08
How do I submit photos for identification

23.02.21 10:02
Probably something in the file's 'ource data. I edited it and saved as png. Now it is okay.

22.02.21 14:13
What happened to the picture in
500 ? It had been comressed only horizontally...

20.02.21 22:13
Markus Gebel

20.02.21 18:12
@beateSenf you can check the coincident threads with your species and try to write to whom identified them

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