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Tachinidae? => Musca domestica
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Posted on 20-08-2022 15:52

Location: Bexbach/Germany
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I photographed this fly on Mentha today, and I suspect it is a Tachinidae. Unfortunately, you can't see the abdomen well because it is hidden by the wings. But on the yellow abdomen, you can see a black line along the middle. The fly was not big, maybe 6 mm +-? Is it possible to identify the species?

Greetings, Volker
Edited by Volker on 21-08-2022 20:24
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Posted on 20-08-2022 16:48

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A male Musca domestica?
Greetings, Eric Kloeckner
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Posted on 20-08-2022 17:38

Location: Bexbach/Germany
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Hi Eric,

I didn't think about the housefly at all. Again, I was deceived by the hairiness. I must say though that this is the first time I have consciously seen this species up close. Thank you very much and have a nice evening

Greetings, Volker
Edited by Volker on 20-08-2022 17:38
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