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Unknown slender Syrphid (31.03.24)
Juergen Peters
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Posted on 04-04-2024 18:22
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unfortunately I could only take this photo, before it flew away. I have looked at all small Syrphidae in literature, that occur here in early spring, but I could not find a species with such small white spots in combination with such a slender abdomen. Maybe a Platycheirus?
On meadow near a hedge and forest (northwest Germany).
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Carlo Monari
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Posted on 05-04-2024 06:03

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Just a feeling: Platycheirus albimanus
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Juergen Peters
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Posted on 05-04-2024 20:39
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Carlo Monari wrote:
Just a feeling: Platycheirus albimanus

Thanks, Carlo! That was my first thought, too. But the spots seemed too narrow.
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Juergen Peters
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