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Black shiny fly in Savoy
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Posted on 09-06-2018 17:30
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Pierre Duhem : France : Montcel : 73100 : 09/05/2018
Altitude : 799 m - Taille : 6-7 mm
Réf. : 206715

For this black shiny fly, the Sphaeroceridae family seems to be the correct choice.

Determining the genus and species seems to be harder.
The genus Crumomyia could match the aspect of legs 1/3 and 2, resp.
I include a bad lateral view where one can see those legs.
Pierre Duhem : France : Montcel : 73100 : 09/05/2018
Altitude : 799 m - Taille : 6-7 mm
Réf. : 206800

Thanks in advance for your comments.
Pierre Duhem
John Carr
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Subfamily Copromyzinae
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Thanks a lot, John.
Pierre Duhem
Paul Beuk
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Crumomyia most likely

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Thanks too, Paul.
It was my impression, but my background is not strong enough.
Pierre Duhem
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15.12.18 16:48
Thanks for the explanation Paul. It definitely stopped me from flooding the forum with my threads Wink

14.12.18 16:27
Each user has a maximum of ten new threads per day (24 hours). Just to prevent a single user from sending scores of his unidentified fly photos at once and thus drain out any other threads.

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Hello, I'm having a problem posting new threads, as the "No new Threads allowed..." is showing up on all of the forums. Is there some sort of thread limit I've exceeded?

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SabineH: you have to be logged in to see "New Thread" in the right upper corner of each "forum" site. In the case of accidental logout you have to start over.

30.11.18 04:57
If anybody has any PDFs on Diptera of Southeast Asia I would love to have copies of them, mrgordonramel@yaho

29.11.18 20:13
Hello, tried to start a thread but upload did not work. And now I cannot find the button "New post" anymore. Please, help. Thanks

13.11.18 12:49
Hello Can any1 give me a contact email for Entomologie heute Thx

11.11.18 18:28
I don't have it, sorry

11.11.18 12:51
@Rafael_Carbonell What I would like is a pdf copy of Key to the Families of Diptera.

10.11.18 19:29
@Gordon, what exactly do you need? All the Oosterbroek literature is here:

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