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Melanophora roralis, female? --> confirmed
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Posted on 22-05-2024 16:35

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currently, a lot of these small black flies can be observed at the (outside) walls of our house. probably because there are a many woodlice in the cracks at the bottom of the walls.
They are pretty nervous, but this specimen stayed at the same spot long enough for me to take a picture. I think it could be Melanophora roralis. I am not sure, if it is male or female, but I think the wing tip pattern indicates, its a female. Is that correct?

Germany, Southern Bavaria, Munich (-West), outside wall, 21.05.2024, app. 6 mm

Greetings, Uli
ukursawe attached the following image:

Edited by ukursawe on 22-05-2024 18:21
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Posted on 22-05-2024 18:14

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Hi Uli, female Melanophora roralis is correct.
Greetings, Eric Kloeckner
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Posted on 22-05-2024 18:20

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Hi Eric,

thank you very much for the confirmation.

Vielen Dank & viele Grüße,
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