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Elongated black fly ID
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Posted on 11-10-2018 13:07

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I have photographed this fly on a mushroom yesterday in Chambourcy, 20km West of Paris.
Length about 8-9mm. seems to be very attracted by mushrooms.

Any idea of its identity?

FRV attached the following image:

John Carr
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Posted on 11-10-2018 14:34
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Hymenoptera. I saw a similar wasp recently on a mushroom covered in Drosophilidae. I suspected it was one of the Braconidae that parasitize flies.
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Posted on 11-10-2018 14:35

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Hello FRV,

Not everything with wings is a fly. The very long antennae and constricted abdomen and very small eyes in relation to the head and the large stigma in the wing all point to the order Hymenoptera. Probably a Braconidae…

Kind regards,

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Posted on 11-10-2018 14:45

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Thank you Ectemnius and sorry for posting in the wrong place!
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