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Phaonia valida, female? --> confirmed
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Posted on 10-10-2021 12:25

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I took a few pictures of a comparatively huge fly on a leaf close to our garden hedge.

I would speculate that it could be Phaonia valida. The reddish scutellum seems a bit unusual for that species, but maybe that is within the variation range? Is it possible to confirm or reject that speculation based on the picture below?

Germany, Southern Bavaria, Munich (-West), 09.10.2021, app. 12 mm

Greetings, Uli
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Edited by ukursawe on 10-10-2021 15:27
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Posted on 10-10-2021 12:31

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Second image.
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Posted on 10-10-2021 12:44

Location: Franconia, Germany
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Hi Uli, correct!
Greetings, Eric
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Posted on 10-10-2021 12:47

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Nice! Thank you Eric for the confirmation!

Greetings, Uli
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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

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wing ventation is totally different

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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.

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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

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