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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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Location: Berlin and Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany
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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.
Sundew attached the following image:

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The male was not far away.
They are very cute critters.
Sundew attached the following image:

Ben Hamers
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Posted on 01-09-2023 21:02

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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" :

Edited by Ben Hamers on 01-09-2023 21:10
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Posted on 01-09-2023 21:50
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