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Dark flies with reddish belly -> Sciara sp.
Karola
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Posted on 22-02-2023 14:34
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Hello,

these flies were on the flower of a Cirsium sp. The size was about 5 mm, maybe less.

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A fungus gnat (Sciaroidea) and it looks like one of the long-beaked genera. I don't know which you have in Germany.
 
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Thank you. Looks like there are a lot of specimen.
 
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Sciara (?hemerobioides)
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Thank you. As I understand Sciara analis and S. hemerobioides cannot be seperated by appearance, so it could be either.

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