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Small colourful fly on Mentha => probably Tecophora spec.
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Posted on 23-07-2022 17:39

Location: Bexbach/Germany
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I photographed this colourful fly which is only a few millimetres on peppermint today. What species is it?
Germany, Saarland, Bexbach, Garden on Mentha, Absolute Altitude 250 m, 23.07.2022

Greetings, Volker
Volker attached the following image:

Edited by Volker on 24-07-2022 07:38
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Posted on 23-07-2022 18:07

Location: Franconia, Germany
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Hi Volker, one of the Conopidae, I think - Thecophora?
Greetings, Eric Kloeckner
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Posted on 23-07-2022 18:19

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Thank you for your tip, Eric. That should be Thecophora distincta. Have a look at this identification key

Greetings, Volker
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