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FRV
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Posted on 07-12-2018 18:03
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Hi,

I would like to identify this small fly photographed on October, 12th.
Deciduous forest, 20km west of Paris.
Length about 4-5mm.
Any idea?
Thanks for help,
FRV
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Ectemnius
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Posted on 07-12-2018 18:33
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Hi FRV,

A male Acartophthalmus nigrinus of the family Acartophthalmidae. Four species and one genus in the entire family. Three species in Europe, where two are quite common. A. bicolor in summer on carcasses of mammals in shaded forests. A. nigrinus in autumn on rotting mushrooms in shaded forests. The third European species, A. pusio, is very rare and to my knlowedge has a boreo-montane distribution.
Btw, a very nice photo!

Kind regards,

Ectemnius
Edited by Ectemnius on 07-12-2018 18:33
 
FRV
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Posted on 07-12-2018 19:08
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Thank you very much Ectemnius for these explanations!

FRV
 
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