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Opomyzidae - Geomyza cf. balachowskyi
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Posted on 18-02-2019 23:31
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Some years ago I saw this fly species now and then but could not get good pictures - sorry. Nevertheless I hope to find out a name with your help. In Pallopteridae there are several species with orange shiny abdomen and spotted wings, but the wing patterns I found in the literature did not fully match. So who knows this fly? Seen in Berlin in September 2012.
Many thanks, Sundew
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Edited by Sundew on 19-02-2019 11:53
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Posted on 18-02-2019 23:38
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Some more pics from another locality in southwestern Brandenburg, September 2009.
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Posted on 19-02-2019 06:27

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He Sundew. Somehow you went into the wrong family: Females of Geomyza balachowski/hackmani (Opomyzidae).
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Posted on 19-02-2019 11:51
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Oops - how embarrassing... For a short moment I considered Opomyzidae, too, but I supposed G. balachowskyi/hackmani to have a more or less homogeneously dark abdomen like the one in https://diptera.i...d_id=14622 or in my added picture from Austria (below). However, in the linked thread Jan Willem mentions a "more striped" appearance of G. balachowskyi, which agrees well. As G. balachowskyi but not G. hackmani is said to occur in Berlin, I hope I found the right name almost certainly - thank you so much!
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