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Can anyone ID this fly, please?
Kate Nightingale
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Posted on 20-01-2019 15:32
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This tiny fly (maximum 2 or 3mm long) appeared in my Leicesetrshire (UK) garden on several sunny days throughout October 2018, resting on different plants. I have tried to identify it without success, and am not even sure of the Genus. I have never seen this before. Any suggestions would be very helpful. Thanks.
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javanerkelens
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Posted on 20-01-2019 18:07
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No spaces and capital letters in your file name
Example: File name is wrong, but filename is good.
And the photo had to be under 300 kilobite

Succes
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Kate Nightingale
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Thank you. I have now successfully uploaded the photo - which apparently had been too large.
 
Jan Maca
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Acletoxenus formosus. A rather uncommon species, and there is a good news for your garden - the larvae of this fly are predators of Aleurodoidea.
 
Kate Nightingale
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Thank you very much for your help. Mystery solved!
 
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