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Big black and quite flat fly with yellow face => Oestromyia leporina
Stella M
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Posted on 26-09-2021 19:18
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found on 19-September-2021, grassland meadow in nature reserve "Höllberg" near Neu-Bamberg, Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany
Length approximately 1.5cm
Can it be identified?
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Edited by Stella M on 26-09-2021 20:28
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Posted on 26-09-2021 19:58

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Oestromyia leporina, Oestridse. Very rare in Europe.

Altitude ?

Stella M
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Posted on 26-09-2021 20:15
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Hi Theo,
not sure what you mean with No Kidding: I am not kidding for sure.
This nature reserve is one of the best insect habitats we still have with many rare and red list insect and other species.
Altitude is approximately 200m
Thank you very much for the identification. Highly appreciate your help!
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Posted on 26-09-2021 21:00

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Just an cry of utter surprise. Of course you are not kidding.

200 m. asl is extremely low for this species.
Its hosts are hares and, in Siberia, pica's.
Hence 'leporina'

Please submit for the gallery !

Stella M
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Posted on 27-09-2021 20:51
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Ah.. Thank you very much, also for the info!
Best regards,
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