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Markus Gebel
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Posted on 05-02-2007 15:59
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Yesterday I photographed an unkown fly in West-Germany! Who can help me and identify this fly (7-10mm)?


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Nikita Vikhrev
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Posted on 05-02-2007 16:08
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Hi Markus.
It is male of Pollenia sp., Calliphoridae. Flies of this genus have golden hairs on thorax.
Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
Markus Gebel
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Posted on 05-02-2007 18:13
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Thanks for your identification. Is a more exact identification feasible with this insect or isn't not possible that?

best regardsWink
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Posted on 05-02-2007 19:05
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Species level identification of Pollenia requires a good view from several directions. Some species can be identified only be examination of male genitalia. So you are out of luck with this one.
Markus Gebel
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Posted on 05-02-2007 20:42
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@Kahis: Thanx - thats a word!

Here I show another picture, but the perspective is nearly identical unfortunately. Perhaps now an expert sees enough - I hope.
Hope dies last.

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