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

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

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Germany, North-Rhine Westphalia, Mülheim, June 23rd, 2021
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Edited by Karola on 22-02-2023 20:25
John Carr
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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.
Paul Beuk
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Posted on 22-02-2023 19:48
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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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