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Challenging the cold, Geomyza sp.?
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Posted on 23-11-2005 17:46

Location: Rome, Italy
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Another from today's collection with continued apologies for the poor quality due to the low light (that's MY story!). Could it be a Geomyza?

Photographed near Rome, Italy, 23-11-2005.

Thanks, Sarah
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Posted on 23-11-2005 21:29
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Oooh, very nice!Grin Must be Geomyza just as you said.
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Posted on 24-11-2005 06:37

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And three! Three out of four is a personal record, I must be learning something after all Wink, Sarah
Jan Willem
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Posted on 24-11-2005 07:39
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Hi Sarah,

Before long you will be the expert giving advice to others. You seem to be learning quickly in a wide range of families. I have to admit that my knowledge is limited to a small number of families.
In this case you are indeed dealing with a member of the genus Geomyza. It is a nice picture of the female of Geomyza tripunctata. In southern Europe Geomyza tripunctata often has a rather reddish thorax, but this specimen looks more like the ones we find in The Netherlands.

Jan Willem
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Posted on 24-11-2005 12:26

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Thanks Jan! I've got a LONG way to go yet, but it's great fun learning with the help of you all, Sarah
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