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Drosophilidae - Phortica variegata
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Posted on 07-08-2022 15:39

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Hi, this quick little fly came to (but not into!) my eyes in an old shed in my garden near Frankenhoehe Nature Park, old deciduous forest, 2022-08-05. I'm not sure about the species - tarsi completely yellow but the white line behind the eye is quite long?
eklans attached the following image:

Edited by eklans on 07-08-2022 16:59
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Posted on 07-08-2022 15:40

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and a dark dorsal view:
eklans attached the following image:

Greetings, Eric
Jan Maca
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Posted on 07-08-2022 16:39

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I think it is P. variegata, a very dark specimen. In the "odd" specimens it is advisable to make preparation of genitalia in order to be safe.
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Posted on 07-08-2022 16:58

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Thank you very much, Jan! It ran over a old, dirty windowpane and I think it was not as dark as it seems in the flash.
Greetings, Eric
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