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Another of those difficult ones
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Posted on 06-01-2006 17:42

Location: Rome, Italy
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I would put my money on Calliphoridae (and I would probably lose it).
Rome, Italy - 5 mm

Thanks, Sarah
Edited by lynkos on 06-01-2006 17:50
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Posted on 06-01-2006 21:03

Location: Soest, NL
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Right !
It is a Pollenia, given the golden curly hairs on the thorax.
The special way the abdomen is checkered, gives it away as well
(though very difficult to pinpoint how exactly it is special).
Anyway, curly golden or grey hairs on thorax is Pollenia.

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Posted on 06-01-2006 22:01

Location: Rome, Italy
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Many thanks Theo. In fact I noticed those hairs immediately and thought they must be indicative of something! Sarah
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