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Unknown sciarid? -> Possible Phytosciara sp.
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Posted on 02-12-2021 17:14

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I'm guessing that this is a sciarid of some sort, based mainly on what's visible of the wing venation. However, I'm quite possibly wrong about this. Any help in narrowing down the ID would be much appreciated! Seen in my garden in Sussex, UK on 24/10/2021.

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Edited by evdebs on 02-12-2021 22:35
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2nd angle
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3rd angle
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Tony Irwin
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The orange thorax and the antennal shape (tapering towards the end) remind me of Phytosciara, but wait for a second opinion!
Tony Irwin
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Thanks Tony!
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