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Hypoderma diana?
Jann Wuebbenhorst
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Posted on 14-05-2022 19:58

Location: Northern Germany, Lower Saxony
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This fly was "sunbathing" on an open sandy embankment in a bilberry-rich pine forest; 14.05.2022 (L√ľneburg, eastern Niedersachsen, Germany).
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Edited by Jann Wuebbenhorst on 14-05-2022 20:00
Jann Wuebbenhorst
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Posted on 14-05-2022 20:00

Location: Northern Germany, Lower Saxony
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Jann Wuebbenhorst
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Posted on 14-05-2022 20:02

Location: Northern Germany, Lower Saxony
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It followed exactly all my movements while I tried to take photos, so it was only possible to get it in front view...
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Posted on 14-05-2022 21:02

Location: Franconia, Germany
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Hi Jann, I think you are right - maybe that female was looking for a place to lay some eggs awkward
Greetings, Eric
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Posted on 15-05-2022 07:24

Location: Soest, NL
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Eggs are laid on the host, Cervus in this case.

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