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Dioctria-like with striking hind-legs => Dioctria lateralis?
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Posted on 05-07-2023 19:58

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Got an image of this tiny fly with striking hind-legs. There is also this strange "brush" on the tibia. Is the function of this brush known?

Image from Pötzleinsdorf near Vienna, taken on 25.6.2023
MikeP attached the following image:

Edited by MikeP on 07-07-2023 13:01
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Posted on 06-07-2023 08:44

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A view of the face and a sharp one of the pleura would help to be sure as it seems to be a male of the rare Dioctria lateralis.
Die Raubfliegen Deutschlands (Wolff, Gebel, Geller-Grimm)
Greetings, Eric Kloeckner
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Posted on 06-07-2023 20:08

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Thank you Eric!
Unfortunately I do not have face and sharp. Below is the best one I got before it took off...

Greetings, Mike
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Posted on 07-07-2023 12:15

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Hi Mike, I'm afraid we'll have to wait for the experts to confirm D. lateralis.
If I compare with Wolff et al, this male's legs and abdomen match quite perfectly:
- fore and mid leg completely (reddish) yellow
- hind tibiae mostly black
- hint tarsus brown (or black)
- hint metatars slightly [?] thickend [I think it's distinctliy thickened]
- abdomen black with distinct patches
I propose to edit the thread's title with "Dioctria lateralis?"

Greetings, Eric Kloeckner
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Posted on 07-07-2023 13:04

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Absolutely happy with these infos!

Thank you very much Eric !
Chris Cohen
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Posted on 10-08-2023 14:50

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I agree with Dioctria lateralis
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