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Tachinidae: Lydina? => Zophomyia temula
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Posted on 17-09-2021 14:28

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I photographed this fly near San Giovanni (BZ), Italy, 1300m a.s.l. on July 13th 2021. I think it is a Tachinidae, and it looks like a member of the genus Lydina to me. Is the genus correct? And is it possible to identify its species?

Thank you in advance,
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Edited by ESant on 18-09-2021 01:38
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Posted on 17-09-2021 16:33

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Hello Emanuele, you are right and it should be L. aenea.
Greetings, Eric
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Posted on 17-09-2021 17:56

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Thank you very much Eric!
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Posted on 17-09-2021 18:55

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Lydina is much less spiky and has hardly an yellow on the wing base.
C heck the gallery.

this is Zophomyia temula, common in June and apparently in the mountains also in July.

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Posted on 18-09-2021 01:36

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Thank you for the correction! The appearance of the bristles on the body does indeed match better with Z. temula rather than Lydina.
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