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Small Sarcophagid, not Tachinid
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Posted on 20-07-2022 03:39
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Hi,
During a forest hike in south-west Germany, this small Tachinid visited my hand. It reminded me of Blondelia nigripes, but I did not see any discal bristles, only pronounced marginal bristles. So I suspect something else - please help!
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More pics.
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A little bit closer to identification: small Sarcophagid.
 
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The old mix-up! awkward
The decisive feature for Sarcophagidae are probably the marked bristles...
Thank you so much, Jan.
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Metopia campestris
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Sundew wrote:
The old mix-up! :S
The decisive feature for Sarcophagidae are probably the marked bristles...
Thank you so much, Jan.


The marked row of strong bristles along the facial ridge or inner edge of the parafacial is more common in Tachinidae. Weak bristles on the parafacial are more common in Sarcophagidae.
 
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Many thanks to both of you! So the strong facial bristles recall some Tachinidae indeed (which softens my error!), and we have a Metopia male without silvery frons. Nevertheless it's a male because males of this species have a fringe of long posterior hairs on the front tarsi. Obviously that's the reason for its name Fringe-Footed Satellite Fly, as I learn from https://www.flick...773211276/. Another interesting species to be kept in mind!
 
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