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Muscidae - Polietes ?
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Posted on 29-08-2018 12:51

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I observed this Diptera the 20th of August in Calais in the North of France. I think of a Muscidae, maybe a Polietes ? What do you think ?

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Posted on 05-09-2018 21:27

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Any idea ?
Nikita Vikhrev
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Posted on 06-09-2018 17:56
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It is not Polietes. Most probably Helina
Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
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Posted on 07-09-2018 09:38

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Thanks, now I think of a Helina evecta, what do you think ?
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Posted on 07-09-2018 16:34
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I can not understand are eyes hairy or not. Any other image?
Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
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Posted on 08-09-2018 21:16

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Unfortunately, I don't have better pictures but the eyes don't seems hairy ?
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Helina sp because necessary features are not discernible with this photo, such as, length of prealar versus second notopleural or length of aristal hairs. For the record, H. evecta is generally more stout than the fly in this photo.
John and Nini. Naturalists not experts.
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Posted on 15-09-2018 14:54

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Ok, thank you very much !
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