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Sepsidae ? => Nemopoda nitidula
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Posted on 13-08-2017 09:29

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This small one could be a Sepsidae ... Is it possible to Identify it to Genus level ?

In a small deciduous wood, Loire Atlantique, western France, August 12th 2017.

Thanks in advance !!
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Edited by pat_der2003 on 23-08-2017 18:38
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Posted on 22-08-2017 18:50

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Hello everybody,

No one for this fly ?

I have made lighter a similar picture (especially the back ground) : may be there are some more informations ?
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Should be Nemopoda nitidula.

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Many many thanks, Paul !! Smile
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16.12.17 15:08
If you know of any useful key(s) to the families of Diptera in the PUPAL stage, please send e-mail (spies@zi.biologie or post references here. Thank you Martin Spies

15.12.17 14:01
Danke Paul

12.12.17 12:36
Thorax black, somewhat shiny, with sparse dark grey dusting.

12.12.17 11:24
Thorax schwarz, etwas glänzend, mit spärlicher dunkelgrauer Bereifung Hallo, can anyone help translate the word Bereifung, I get tyre which of course doesn't fit Thx

20.11.17 15:09
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seca. Thx

17.11.17 14:22
Thanks Paul, interesting point

16.11.17 13:44
'Holding' might not be the perfect description. Apparently the armature makes contact with sensitive places on the female, coaxing her to agree to mate.

16.11.17 13:43
Is was not quite sure whether the word would apply correctly, but, yes, that is okay.

15.11.17 11:29
How about armature, would that fit? based on http://onlinelibra
it would seem that these spines etc are used to hold the female!

14.11.17 09:22
All spines, ridges, lobes, etc. on the femur.

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