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Anthomyiidae laying eggs on Dianthus deltoides
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Posted on 17-06-2021 13:38

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Hi, I found this small fly probably laying eggs into a flower. (11.6.2021; 53.58451114462728, 9.834316230492263) The location is a small artificial dune with grey hair-grass, Jasione montana and of course Dianthus deltoides.
Is it possible to identify it?
Edited by Aiwok on 18-06-2021 00:40
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Posted on 17-06-2021 18:17
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Female Anthomyiidae. Very difficult to ID from photos...
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Juergen Peters
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Posted on 18-06-2021 00:39

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Well, the pictures show at least some features, but I based my hopes mostly on the oviposition. Laying eggs into Dianthus deltoides might narrow it down I guess. That is, if the ecology is known welll enough.
Let's see if I can manage to adapt the title a bit.
Regards, Jan
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Posted on 25-06-2021 09:11

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Looks like there is one more candidate to have a look at with regard to Anthomyiidae on dianthus. Yet it also no further than Anthomyiidae yet.
So double pull up.. I know Anthomyiidae tend to be difficult.
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