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Which fly, 4 mm, with black-white wing pattern? => Nyctia halterata (Sarcophagidae), female
Markus Koschinsky
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Posted on 04-07-2023 22:58

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Location: Germany, Lower Saxony, near Eschershausen, 120 m above sea level, hilly terrain, flower-reach meadow
Time: 3rd of July, 2023
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Body size: approx. 4 mm

Dear Forum,

2 of these flys were found on Daucus carota. I thought with that wind pattern it should be easy to find, but I didn't succeed... Melanophora roralis? Who can help?


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Edited by Markus Koschinsky on 29-08-2023 13:09
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Posted on 05-07-2023 15:24

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Hello Markus, the colours/reflections were a bit misleading but I think it's a female Rhinophora lepida.
Greetings, Eric Kloeckner
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Posted on 06-07-2023 21:20
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I’m sorry, but I don’t think it is Rhinophoridae, but Nyctia halterata (Calliphoridae).
Best wishes, Niels-Jan Dek
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Posted on 07-07-2023 06:24

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Nyctia halterata is belonging to Sarcophagidae.
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Posted on 07-07-2023 11:55

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Thanks a lot Niels-Jan! It's the female Nyctia halterata (Sarcophagidae)!
Greetings, Eric Kloeckner
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Posted on 08-07-2023 17:11

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As long as you don’t use Seguy, it is not a Rhinophoridae. 😀

Markus Koschinsky
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oversaw all these great answers for too long, sorry for that!

Thanks for determination (I'll change the thread title...)


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