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Sciaridae male
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Posted on 09-05-2021 10:18
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Center of France, may 1st 2021, size 2 mm, caught when trying to swim.
Is Sciara species a good choice ?
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Posted on 15-05-2021 08:39
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Nobody ?
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Not Sciara which has a different wing venation (R1 is opposite the M fork). I am unable to see enough detail to be able to suggest a genus. This is a family where the species will always be difficult to identify from photos. The distinguishing features are usually microscopic, and simply not visible without a microscope.
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 18-05-2021 14:02
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Thanks anyway Tony
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03.06.21 11:11
@Tony Irwin Thank you Tony! I've emailed you there Pfft

02.06.21 22:26
Rob - can you PM me with an e-mail address, and I'll send it over.

02.06.21 13:16
Hello chaps! Does anyone have a copy of: Revision of the willow catkin flies, genus Egle Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera: Anthomyiidae), in Europe and neighbouring areas ?? I'd be ever so grateful! Rob

31.05.21 14:31
The part that got deleted is "longer, dark median stripe on thorax"

31.05.21 08:37
You are correct, the copula also is phragmitidis. Corrected in the Gallery.

30.05.21 23:08
... look identical to me, the pictures of L. nigropunctata don't have the black spot on the scutellum and lack the other features you described.

30.05.21 23:07
Thank you for the answer Maks! Unfortunately the second part of your message seems to be deleted? I looked at the pictures of the 2 species in the gallery, are they correctly identified? Because they

30.05.21 20:06
@FliegenFranz Apart from differences of the hypopygium and ovipositor L. nigropunctata has darkened wing tips, mostly dark front femora, a black spot/stripe on the scutellum and a more pronounced, lon

29.05.21 18:48
What's the difference between Limonia nigropunctata and L. phragmitidis? Can someone help me? Thanks

26.05.21 11:34
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