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Fly from Cameroon
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Posted on 10-01-2006 10:07

Location: Dornbirn, Austria
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I caught this fly in Ngaoundere/Cameroon/West Africa in July 1995 (rainy season) on grassland in the hills. Unfortunately I have no idea what it might be. Can someone of you help me identify it?
Greetings from Austria,
Gerard Pennards
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Posted on 10-01-2006 10:12
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Hello Guenther,
This is a fly that belongs in the family Stratiomyidae, Soldier flies.
I think it should be in the genus Hermetia, because it resembles Hermetia illucens a lot! Look in the diptera gallery of this site!
It could even be this very same species, but I am not totally sure about that!
Edited by Gerard Pennards on 10-01-2006 10:13
Gerard Pennards
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Posted on 10-01-2006 10:13

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Wow, that was fast! Thanks a lot Gerard!
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