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Eristalinus sepulchralis?
Jann Wuebbenhorst
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Posted on 16-04-2018 19:23

Location: Northern Germany, Lower Saxony
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This was found on 7th Apr 2018, Elbe River Floodplain, on Gagea lutea; size about 11 mm.
Is it Eristalinus sepulchralis?
best wishes, Jann
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Jann Wuebbenhorst
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Posted on 16-04-2018 19:24

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2nd photo
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Posted on 16-04-2018 20:50
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males: looks like the eyes are separated, so it will be Eristalinus sepulchralis.

John and Nini
Jann Wuebbenhorst
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Posted on 16-04-2018 21:38

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Many thanks for confirmation and detailed information. The eyes look separated indeed.
Chris Webster
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Posted on 18-04-2018 18:29
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I think we see the eyes just touching in the first photo, towards the front of the head.

Also we don't see the stripes on the thorax typical of sepulchralis, so I vote for Eristalinus aeneus.
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