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Blackish Muscidae?
Heiko Nier
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Posted on 13-08-2017 09:34

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this blackish fly I also found in July 2017 on the same place in southern Sweden, at a building near the lake "Immeln".
Heiko Nier attached the following image:

Best regards, Heiko

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2nd picture
Heiko Nier attached the following image:

Best regards, Heiko

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looks like a Tachinid to me with those strong bristles.
The spider legs make me wonder if it's Dinera? maybe ferina.
If it is Tachinidae, then Theo will have to comment.

edit: the fly looks odd but its shadow is more odd.
Edited by johnes81 on 13-08-2017 10:44
John and Nini
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Posted on 13-08-2017 17:57

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It is (Dinera ferina)
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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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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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