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Verrallia aucta; Pipunculidae (was Stratiomyidae (was Pipunculidae?)
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Posted on 15-08-2018 19:30

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Is it possible to tell genus and eventually spieces of this male?
Photo from 29 June 2018 Icktjärn 62 N, E 17 Ångermanland, Sweden.

Thanks for your help in advance

Kurt Holmqvist
kurt attached the following image:

Edited by kurt on 19-08-2018 20:59
Juergen Peters
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Syrphidae, male Cheilosia sp..
Edited by Juergen Peters on 15-08-2018 20:38
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Somehow wings look too long for Cheilosia, don't they?


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Cell r5 is open, ruling out Syrphidae.
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John Carr wrote:
Cell r5 is open, ruling out Syrphidae.

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Thanks for your answers Juergen, Henrik and John.
I thougt before posting that Stratiomydae could be an option.

Then I wonder which genus?
Kurt Holmqvist
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The view of the wing venation isn't as clear as it could be but it looks like Verrallia aucta.
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A case of Déjà vu .....

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Posted on 19-08-2018 20:58

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Thanks to empeejay and Roger
It seems to be Verrallia aucta which I had several years ago , but did not remember
Kurt Holmqvist
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