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Ephydridae genus Notiphila
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Posted on 27-09-2023 08:31

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Oryctes : France : Villeneuve-d'Ascq : 59650 : 01/08/2023
Altitude : 22 m - Taille : 4 mm environ
Réf. : 330612
Oryctes : France : Villeneuve-d'Ascq : 59650 : 01/08/2023
Altitude : NR - Taille : 4 mm environ
Réf. : 330613
Oryctes : France : Villeneuve-d'Ascq : 59650 : 01/08/2023
Altitude : NR - Taille : 4 mm environ
Réf. : 330614

I found this little fly at the beginning of August in Villeneuve-d'Ascq (northern France).
The insect was on a mint leaf at the edge of the water (lake).
I think the Notiphila genus is the right one and I know there are many species belonging to this genus.
Is it possible to define a species ? On LMDI the species Notiphila riparia is proposed : what do you think about this proposal ?
Thanks in advance for the help,
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Posted on 02-10-2023 09:17

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Are my photos not precise enough to decide on a species ?
Is it more reasonable to stick to genus ?
Thank you for your answer,
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 02-10-2023 09:49
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Genus is fine. The trouble is that being sure about the species often requires examination of the male genitalia, so for me, it's Notiphila sp. Others may be able to suggest a species.
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 02-10-2023 11:39

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Thank you very much Tony. Knowing the genus that is not bad at all.
Best regards.
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