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Lonchaeidae - Earomyia lonchaeoides
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Posted on 11-05-2022 18:26
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In the last days of March I came across tiny black flies drinking on damp forest paths. I still have recognition problems with the little black ones. Could they be Lonchaeids? Help is appreciated.
The locality was southwestern Germany, 20 km west of Stuttgart.
Thanks for all hints, Sundew
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Edited by Sundew on 12-05-2022 21:06
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Some more pics.
Sundew attached the following image:

Tony Irwin
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Posted on 11-05-2022 23:24
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That would be my thought.
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Earomyia, I reckon.

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Iain MacGowan
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Posted on 12-05-2022 09:23
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Sundew - they are specimens of Earomyia lonchaeoides - damp forest paths in early spring seem to be a favourite hang out for them!

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Many thanks to all three of you - and Iain's species identification was the icing on the cake!
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