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Scathophaga stercoraria
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Posted on 16-05-2021 20:07

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Dear all,
this fly max. 1cm, was found on 15.05.21 in Lower Saxony.
I think it´s Scathophaga stercoraria. Could you confirm this?
Thanks in advance.
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Juergen Peters
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Posted on 16-05-2021 21:42
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AliWi wrote:
I think it´s Scathophaga stercoraria. Could you confirm this?

Yes, a male.
Best regards,

Juergen Peters
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