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Delia ?
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Posted on 09-12-2018 16:44

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Good evening,

A few days ago I found this fly (about 5 mm long) on a Rhododendron leaf (southwestern France). It looks like an Anthomyiidae of the genus Delia to me, but I am a bit confused by the overall dark coloration especially the shiny black back.

Could you please confirm ? Could it be D. platura ?
Lippo attached the following image:

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Posted on 09-12-2018 16:48

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Better view of the head
Lippo attached the following image:

Juergen Peters
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Posted on 09-12-2018 18:05
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looks to me like Muscidae.
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Juergen Peters
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Posted on 10-12-2018 10:08

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Thank you Jürgen, TumbsUp

I am still trying to find the genus, but to no avail so far. Could you identify the subfamily ?
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Posted on 10-12-2018 14:10

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The wing veins suggest Fanniidae
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Posted on 10-12-2018 14:25

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Ah yes ! thank you Tristram TumbsUp

Some Fannia sp look quite close. Wink
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