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Light grey fly with indented eyes -> Stomoxys calcitrans, female
Karola
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Posted on 15-04-2023 23:04
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Hello,

what species might this be?

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Karola

Germany, North-Rhine Westphalia, Mülheim, August 11th, 2021
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One of the blood-feeding Muscidae.
 
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Karola
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So probably Stomoxys calcitrans. Thank you.
 
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Correct, Karola and due to the small eyes, I think it's a female (frons > ½ head).
Greetings, Eric Kloeckner
 
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Thank you, Eric!

Greetings,
Karola
 
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