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Sarcophagidae: Metopia cf. rondaniana ♂
ESant
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Posted on 22-09-2023 17:07
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Hello,

I photographed this fly in Bazzano (AQ), Italy, on May 9th 2023. I think it is a Miltogramminae, but is it possible to identify its genus or species from these photos?

Thank you in advance,
Emanuele
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Metopia.
 
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Thank you! I assume the features that can be used to identify the species are not visible, right?
 
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If I recall correctly you have two or three species with silvery male frons and the hairs of the fore tarsi can distinguish one of them.
 
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Amongst others, there are actually at least fivemspecies.
This one is quite likely M. rondaniana, I think.

Theo
 
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Thank you both very much for the further info. Unfortunately the best view I have of the fore tarsi is the one in the second photo.
 
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