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Hydrotaea chalcogaster - Malaysia
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Posted on 26-11-2022 16:21
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Can this be the male Lonchaeidae or is it another fly..
Found 31-5-2014 in Penang, Malaysia
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Edited by hedy2411 on 28-11-2022 13:21
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Holoptic acalyptrates are very rare. At first glance I thought Hydrotaea.
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Iain MacGowan
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Posted on 26-11-2022 19:27
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Agreed - not Lonchaeidae
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Nikita Vikhrev
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Posted on 26-11-2022 21:50
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Yes, Hydrotaea (Ophyra) chalcogaster
Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
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Thank you Iain and Nikita for your reactions!
Unfortunatelly the name of this fly is not yet in the list.

Edited by hedy2411 on 28-11-2022 13:24
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