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Ephydridae -> Coenia curvicauda
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Posted on 03-10-2021 18:10

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I found this 3 - 4 mm fly on March 3, 2021 near our garden pond in the north of Hannover, Germany. Could it be Paracoenia fumosa?

Many thanks in advance!
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Edited by Haleun on 03-10-2021 22:13
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Tony Irwin
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Posted on 03-10-2021 19:12
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Paracoenia has 5 dorsocentrals, so I think this is Coenia. The purple reflections on the throax suggest C. curvicauda.
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 03-10-2021 22:13

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Hello Tony,

thank you so much for your determination! You are great!

My best wishes to you,
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23.09.21 15:29
All sorted.

16.09.21 22:24
Sorry put 5 new threads in Asilidae forum instead in Syrphidae forum, can pleas an admin move it to Syrph? THANKS, Norbert

09.09.21 07:48

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wing ventation is totally different

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Hi, what's the major difference between dolichopodidae and rhagionidae? Can someone help me? Thanks!

28.06.21 15:24
thx TO eklans

03.06.21 11:11
@Tony Irwin Thank you Tony! I've emailed you there Pfft

02.06.21 22:26
Rob - can you PM me with an e-mail address, and I'll send it over.

02.06.21 13:16
Hello chaps! Does anyone have a copy of: Revision of the willow catkin flies, genus Egle Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera: Anthomyiidae), in Europe and neighbouring areas ?? I'd be ever so grateful! Rob

31.05.21 14:31
The part that got deleted is "longer, dark median stripe on thorax"

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