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Diptera sp. (NL) > Graphomya maculata (female)
Martijn van Sluijs
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Posted on 23-07-2021 19:34

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I'm a total beginner, but I'd like to know what species or species group this is. Picture is taken in the southwest of the Netherlands, today. Thanks in advance!
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Edited by Martijn van Sluijs on 24-07-2021 11:08
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Posted on 23-07-2021 21:10

Location: Franconia, Germany
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Hi Martijn, it's a female Graphomya maculata.
Greetings, Eric
Martijn van Sluijs
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Posted on 24-07-2021 11:08

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Thank you! The pattern on the thorax does not seem like a 'perfect match' with the reference photo's in the gallery and elsewhere. Is there some variation in that pattern that is needed to take into account?
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Posted on 25-07-2021 09:54

Location: Franconia, Germany
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Hi Martijn, my personal experience is, that there is some variability of the pattern but it also depends on the angle of the camera and whether you use flash or not.
Greetings, Eric
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