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Tachinidae - Phryxe? => Sturmia bella
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Posted on 24-09-2023 17:01

Location: Bexbach/Germany
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I photographed this fly in the garden on Rose today. Unfortunately I can't say how big it was, but I would say not too big and not too small. Could this be a fly from the genus Phryxe?

Germany, Saarland, Bexbach, Garden, Absolute Altitude 250 m, 24.09.2023

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Greetings, Volker
Edited by Volker on 26-09-2023 06:04
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Posted on 25-09-2023 10:09

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Blepharipa sp. maybe
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Posted on 25-09-2023 10:42

Location: Bexbach/Germany
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Hi Waldgeist,

I have looked at a few pictures on the internet, it
could also be this species. It is very difficult to identify flies.

Greetings, Volker
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Posted on 25-09-2023 11:15

Location: Soest, NL
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Close, but Blepharipa is spring genus,

This is Sturmia bella, autumn species .


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Posted on 26-09-2023 06:03

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Good morning Theo,

many thanks for the determination TumbsUp

Greetings, Volker
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