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Sarcophaga ??
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Posted on 13-03-2023 22:55

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Hello! I found this the 02 February 2022 South West of France. I think, that this is an Sarcophaga but what species. Could you help me please ?
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Posted on 13-03-2023 23:22

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Polietes (Muscidae)
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Posted on 14-03-2023 10:13

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Ok it is that family. But what is it that species (Polietes : meridionalis or domitor or lardarius or...) ?

it looks like there is a yellowish-white to golden-yellow sheen in the anterior part of the head. So is it Polietes meridionalis ??
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Posted on 14-03-2023 13:24

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Yes, it's likely a P. meridionalis - additionally to the golden dusted face I think I see a yellowish anterior spiracle.
Greetings, Eric Kloeckner
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Posted on 14-03-2023 17:04

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Thanks for your help Wink
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