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small grey muscid - Schoenomyza litorella
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Posted on 08-11-2023 04:25
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Hi,
On 22 October I took pictures of a 3-4 mm fly sitting on Helichrysum arenarium southeast of Berlin. Its habitus doesn't ring a bell to me, so I really hope for help! Many thanks in advance,
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Some more pics.
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Female Schoenomyza litorella (Muscidae)
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Ah - a tiny predatory muscid, how interesting. It looks very characteristic, and the males are said to have a golden face, so I will keep that species in mind. Thank you so much, Tony.
 
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