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fly with broken wings -> Cheilosia sp.
Michael Becker
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Posted on 15-02-2011 06:35

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this photo is from last july from the alps in Switzerland from about 1500m height. Because of the wings I even can't guess the family. Muscidae? Syrphidae perhaps?

Can anything be said about this fly? Length was about 9mm.

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Edited by Michael Becker on 16-02-2011 05:19
Paul Beuk
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Reminds me of Cheilosia variabilis...

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Menno Reemer
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It's a Cheilosia, but not variabilis. In that species the hairs on the tergites are all pale, whereas in this specimen they are partly black. There are several black-legged species in the Alps, I don't know which one this is...
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Posted on 16-02-2011 05:18

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Thank you for your answers.

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