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Black nematocera with orange legs -> Platyura marginata
Axel D
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Posted on 13-05-2018 13:48
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I had this diptera at light a few days ago. Is this a female Platyura marginata wich seems to be characteristic ? Thank you in advance.

Locality : La Trétoire, Seine-et-Marne, France
May 7th, 2018
Size : +/- 10 mm
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Edited by Axel D on 15-05-2018 17:52
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More dorsal view :
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John Carr
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I agree with genus Platyura. I do not know how to identify species.
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Thank you John.
I think there is only one species in Europe according to Faune Europaea ?
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Yes, Platyura marginata it is.

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Thanks a lot !
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