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Unknown fly --> Scathophaga inquinata
Bernd Rottenburger
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Posted on 28-09-2023 20:31

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I spotted this approximately 10-12mm large fly in the forest on 28.09.2023 in Germany, Baden Württemberg.
What is it?

Thank you and best regards
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Bernd Rottenburger
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Posted on 28-09-2023 20:32

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Bild 2
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Juergen Peters
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Posted on 28-09-2023 20:35
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Scathophaga (suilla?).
Best regards,

Juergen Peters
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Fred Fly
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Posted on 29-09-2023 07:07

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Scathophaga spurca Meigen, 1826 is the valid name for Scathophaga suilla auct. nec (Fabricius, 1794). But this female has anterodorsal bristles on femur 3 and could not be S. spurca. My choice is S. inquinata.
Bernd Rottenburger
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Posted on 29-09-2023 07:14

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Hello Jürgen and Fred
Thank you for your information. Then I label the fly with Scathophaga inquinata.

Many greetings
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