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Small UK Hoverfly.
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Posted on 12-12-2017 14:27

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Limestone grassland next to marsh. Cothill. Oxon, England. July 2017.
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This is a male member of Melanostoma. The lower picture, though a bit blurred, is significant, as we can see an elongate abdomen. Tergite 2 and 3 are much longer than they are wide, so it is M. scalare. In M. mellinum T2 and T3 are both as long as wide.
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Thank you Sundew for your help. It is not always to get the correct identification images in natural conditions.
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09.02.18 11:00
Thx very much for the help

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08.02.18 15:07
syn. n. = synonymum novum = new synonym

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Hello Can anyone help out with this abbreviation syn. n. Thx

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Hello, is there anybody who have Agromyzidae from Azores, Madeira and Portugal? Milos

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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

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

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