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Anthomyia pluvialis
Liliane D
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Posted on 10-10-2018 00:38

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In the south of France, on October 7, 2018 on ivy.
Is it possible to specify the species of Anthomyia?
Thank you for your help
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Edited by Liliane D on 17-10-2018 10:28
Liliane D
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Posted on 11-10-2018 13:46

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Can it be Anthomyia pluvialis?
John Carr
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Liliane D wrote:
Can it be Anthomyia pluvialis?

Possibly. I think there is one other species with small lateral spots.
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Posted on 11-10-2018 14:59
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The other one is A. procellaris on which the two small lateral spots touch each other
Liliane D
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Posted on 16-10-2018 20:08

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I thought I took pictures of the same Anthomyia!
There are not many on ivy, however, and the pictures are taken a few seconds apart as I followed her with my eyes.
For the black spots near the wings, it seems to me that on both photos, these spots are separated, which would be in the direction of Anthomyia pluvialis.
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Posted on 16-10-2018 22:51
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I did not say the two spécimen were different, I only indicated to John that the other europeen species of Anhomya with two lateral black spots is A. procellaris !
Liliane D
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Posted on 17-10-2018 10:28

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I'm sorry, I didn't understand. I note the identification Anthomyia pluvialis.
Thank you very much.
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