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Brachycera ID (Mauritius)
ESant
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Posted on 20-06-2024 13:56
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Hello,

I photographed this fly in the Black River Gorges National Park, Mauritius, 550m a.s.l. on April 20th 2024. Unfortunately it flew away before I could take more pictures, and I'm not even sure of the family it may belong to. Is it identifiable based on this photo alone?

Thank you in advance,
Emanuele
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John Carr
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Posted on 20-06-2024 14:30
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Rhinophoridae?

Only one species is known from Mauritius and this is not it.
 
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Posted on 21-06-2024 10:46
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I tried to edit the picture in order to make the wing venation a bit more visible, but it's not easy given the dark wing membrane.
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