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Calliphoridae? - ID requested -> Pollenia atramentaria
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Posted on 15-01-2024 13:12

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this appr. 7 mm fly was found last year on June 22 in a sandy area north of Hannover, Germany. I have no idea what genus it is. Could you please help?
Thanks a lot!

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Edited by Haleun on 15-01-2024 18:28
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Calliphoridae, maybe genus Pollenia. I am no specialist.
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Posted on 15-01-2024 13:48

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Thank you, weia!

John Carr
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It's one of the few shiny black species with cell r4+5 closed. I think Pollenia atramentaria is the most likely in Germany.
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Posted on 15-01-2024 18:29

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Hello John,
I send you a BIG Thank You!

Cheers, Hans
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