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Metopia argyrocephala? --> Metopia sp.
Reimund Ley
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Posted on 02-04-2022 14:42

Location: Deutschland, Recklinghausen
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is this ID correct, is it Metopia argyrocephala?

the fly was about 5-6mm,
found in Germany, Northrhine-Westfalia, Waltrop, altitude 82m, 26. 3. 2022
sorry, only this single foto


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Edited by Reimund Ley on 02-04-2022 15:47
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Posted on 02-04-2022 15:26

Location: Soest, NL
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That is extremely early indeed.

Looks more like staegerii or argentata, but impossible to be sure.

Reimund Ley
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Posted on 02-04-2022 15:46

Location: Deutschland, Recklinghausen
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Hello Theo,

thank to you for your answer.
A very difficult fly, we called it Metopia sp.

best wishes

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