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Clusiidae? => Pallopteridae: Palloptera ambusta
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Posted on 06-10-2022 17:49

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I photographed this fly near Alvi (TE), Italy, 800m a.s.l. on August 17th 2022. It looks like a Clusiidae to me, but I'm not totally sure about that. Is it possible to identify its genus or species from these photos?

Thank you in advance,
ESant attached the following image:

Edited by ESant on 10-10-2022 11:20
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Posted on 06-10-2022 17:49

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Photo 2:
ESant attached the following image:

Jan Maca
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Posted on 07-10-2022 17:55

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I would search in Pallopteridae.
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Posted on 07-10-2022 22:27

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That is a much better option, thank you very much! After comparing it with the photos in the gallery I think the best option is Palloptera ambusta. Is that the correct species or are there other options I'm not aware of?
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Posted on 09-10-2022 16:49

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I agree with ambusta.
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Posted on 10-10-2022 11:20

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Thank you so much Libor!
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