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Is this Sciaroidea gnat an Orfelia species?
RE Niks
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I found this Sciaroidea gnat in my garden in N Netherlands. Its wing looks, for its vein pattern like Orfelia, and has a darkened wing tip (like O genualis). Can anybody help me to determine its specific identity? Thanks!
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and its wing pattern
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side view of its body and wing
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Edited by RE Niks on 24-05-2022 13:45
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And an attempt to show its genitals
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I agree with Orfelia, from what I can see. In Britain I'd say this is probably O.nemoralis, but I don't know what other species you have in the Netherlands.
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