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Tephritids on Helichrysum I: Heringina guttata
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Posted on 01-09-2023 15:32
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Hi,
On a dry grassland east of Berlin I came across very interesting insects recently. On a flowering stand of Helichrysum arenarium some typical Tephridids were running up and down. I would like to show them in the forum. Here we have Heringina guttata, a female.
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The male was not far away.
They are very cute critters.
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Very nice, a pity we don't have them in the Netherlands.
Germany seems to be a hotspot for Tephritids, but in the following article, (see the second picture), some people misinterprete the english term "Fruit Flies" :

https://www.spiegel.de/gesundheit/fruchtfliegen-in-der-kueche-wie-werden-ich-die-unliebsamen-insekten-wieder-los-a-9b7b335a-376a-437d-a636-acb10885ca5e

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Edited by Ben Hamers on 01-09-2023 21:10
 
www.tephritidae.net
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I have sent you an e-mail on the old t-online.de address. Let me know if it is still valid.

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