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Psychodidae: Pneumia rather than Pericoma
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Posted on 12-08-2021 00:42
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I know, Psychodidae can hardly be identified from photographs. Is there a chance to confirm genus Pericoma? The fly was seen in a wetland in southwestern Germany west of Stuttgart on 04. August.
Thanks for help, Sundew
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Edited by Sundew on 12-08-2021 21:57
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Difficult of course. I would say Pneumia, because Pericoma mostly have less broad wings.
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I see... There was an interesting thread some years ago (https://www.dipte...d_id=59905), and there are some similarities between the flies. So Pneumia nubila and P. trivialis might be good guesses. However, I cannot see this particular facial hair tuft. The only (bad) picture that shows the face is given below - the face is hairy, but not so spectacularly. So it could be a female of P. nubila or a male of P. trivialis, but the latter is said to be much more grey and less brown. Alas, this must remain speculation.
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Posted on 12-08-2021 17:32

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It could be a dozen species...
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Posted on 12-08-2021 21:56
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Nevertheless I like these tiny cute critters!
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