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Milichiidae -> Desmometopa sp. (?)
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Posted on 07-12-2021 16:43

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These flies were photographed on October 23th in central Greece. They were walking on a dead Apis melifera, which was getting eaten by a Thomisus onustus. Any help with the identification is highly appreciated.
ckazilas attached the following image:

Edited by ckazilas on 07-12-2021 22:04
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Posted on 07-12-2021 18:17

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I think these a Milichiidae, genus Desmometopa?
Greetings, Eric
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Posted on 07-12-2021 22:03

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eklans wrote:
I think these a Milichiidae, genus Desmometopa?

Thank you very much Eric!
Paul Beuk
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Posted on 12-12-2021 10:12
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The ones that show enough details are certainly Desmometopa, but species from other genera may join in the frenzy.

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