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Calliphora vicina ♂? => Lucilia sericata
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Posted on 07-02-2023 17:37

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Good afternoon,

here is a picture of a fly from April 2022. I suspect it's Calliphora vicina ♂, but would like confirmation or correction.

Habitat sandy dry grassland in southwest Germany.

Thanks for the help.
Bembix attached the following image:

Edited by Bembix on 09-02-2023 18:09

many greetings
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Posted on 07-02-2023 18:03

Location: Franconia, Germany
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Good afternoon Bembix, I think it's a ♂ Lucilia sericata.
Edited by eklans on 07-02-2023 18:06
Greetings, Eric Kloeckner
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Posted on 09-02-2023 18:08

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pity, I was hoping to be right for once. Anyway, thanks, Eric.

many greetings
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Posted on 09-02-2023 20:56

Location: Reading, UK
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Calliphora vicina has reddish 'cheeks', dark grey thorax and blue abdomen. You should be able to find some if you keep looking. There are a lot about, even in winter.
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