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Would this be a Sciomyzidae?
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Posted on 17-12-2005 18:46

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Photographed yesterday, about 7 mm long, could it be a Sciomyzidae?

Thanks, Sarah
Paul Beuk
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Posted on 17-12-2005 19:53
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I think it is Suillia of the Heleomyzidae.

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Posted on 17-12-2005 20:47

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Thanks Paul. At this moment, my eye slips to the left and I see "my" fly in the latest photo additions column and of course, it is a Suillia, how embarassing!!! Sarah
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Posted on 17-12-2005 23:01
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Well not embarrasing at all. It most certainly is a different species and the family Sciomyzidae has a lot of very different looking members. So I don't think suspecting your fly to be a sciomyzid is an embarresment.

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