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canacidae ? => Trixoscelis obscurella (Trixoscelididae)
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Posted on 12-09-2018 18:14

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Hello everybodies,

I need your help to identify this small fly found among the dunes of the south coast of French Brittany next to a pond with reed.
Approximately 2mm, seen on September 05, 2018 in Palud Gourinet, 29710 Pouldreuzic (France)

The base of the wing is white and the crossveins are black. I did not find anything in Ephydridae... may be a Canacidae ?

thank you in advance.

Edited by Pierre-Yves on 13-09-2018 20:20
Tony Irwin
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Try Trixoscelididae
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 12-09-2018 22:18

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Thanck you very much Tony, I was totaly lost. After some research, I found Trixoscelis marginella (I had collected a specimen).

References :
- WALTER HACKMAN. Trixoscclidae (Diptera) from Southern Spain and Description of a New Trixoscelis Species from Northern Europe. Ent. scand. 1. 1970. 127-134.
- ANDRZEJ J. WOŹNICA. The female postabdomen of five species of Trixoscelis RONDANI 1856 (Diptera: Trixoscelididae). Dipteron. 31 XII 2014. Tom 30: 99-105.

thank you again,

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Posted on 12-09-2018 23:12

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This female specimen is rather similar to T. obscurella by the lacking of dark long marginal stripe along the costal and subcostal wing veins section.

dr. A. J. Woznica, Institute of Biology, Wroclaw University of Environmental & Life Sciences
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Posted on 13-09-2018 20:13

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you're right I inverted the lines while translating
Thank you Andrzej

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