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Dolichopodidae, broad wings
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Posted on 30-05-2023 16:13

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Here is an image of a, what I believe, is a Dolichopodidae. Was searching the web for similar specimen with broad wings, but no luck so far.
Can anybody help me with the ID?
Thank you!

Image taken on 28.5.2023 in Pötzleinsdorf, near Vienna, Austria
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Posted on 30-05-2023 16:23

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Sciapus platypterus - male
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Posted on 30-05-2023 16:34

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Great! Thank you very much, dave21!!
Igor Grichanov
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Posted on 31-05-2023 13:19
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Sciapus platypterus species group (3 species in Europe).
Igor Grichanov
John Carr
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Posted on 31-05-2023 15:13
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If you have more pictures, Sciapus platypterus has a conspicuous white band on the mid tarsus.
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