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Lauxaniidae again?
Juergen Peters
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Posted on 15-10-2005 19:34
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I found this small (5-7 mm) fly today on a meadow near a forest, but have no idea of the family, rather than it's another Lauxaniidae. Or what else could it be? Thanks!
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Juergen Peters
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Nikita Vikhrev
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Posted on 15-10-2005 20:02
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Once I met a fly looking like yours (exept shape of antenae).
To tell truth, Kahis's ID still leave some doubts in my mind. For instance, I can't see that line on thorax isn't break as it have to be for Muscoid according family keys I have.

Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
Jan Willem
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Posted on 16-10-2005 13:42
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Hi J?rgen,

If I would have to put a family name to your fly, it would be Lauxaniidae. Maybe one of the others can give a positive identification.

And Nikita, although I can understand your doubt about the identification of your fly, I totally agree with Kahis that it is not a member of the Lauxaniidae!

Jan Willem
Juergen Peters
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Posted on 19-10-2005 23:37
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Hello, Nikita and Jan!

Thank you both for your answers.
Best regards,

Juergen Peters
Borgholzhausen, Germany
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