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Posted on 18-04-2019 05:28

Location: Juneau, Alaska
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Several of these flies were coming to Willow catkins near Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska on April 15, 2019. Most appeared to be eating and a few mating. I have been working on the value of willows and would really appreciate some identification help.

Bob attached the following image:

Edited by Bob on 18-04-2019 06:17
Robert H. Armstrong
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Posted on 18-04-2019 13:12
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I can't see enough detail to be sure, but a muscoid fly on Salix blossoms in early spring is probably Egle.
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Posted on 20-04-2019 05:10

Location: Juneau, Alaska
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Thanks so much John. It sure looks like photos of that genus. Apparently the larva develop in the female catkins -- have to look more closely.
Robert H. Armstrong
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25.07.19 15:13
@Paul Beuk Thanks mate!! Best wishes!

22.07.19 15:09
Where are the meaning abbreviations of Lindner's series Die Fliegen der Palaearktischen Region, ie. f1: anterior femur, ...and what about "p"? (I don't possess volume I)

17.07.19 19:37
Yup, you can view the wing from above (dorsal side) and from beneath (ventral side).

16.07.19 13:31
Hey Dipterists! Quick Question: Vein r2+3 bare beneath. I've always assumed that this is below as in when you look at the wing flat. Am I right? Thank youuuuu! Pfft

18.06.19 08:07

14.06.19 22:21
Thank you Elisabeth Wink

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11.06.19 14:22
Thanks to you also Paul.

04.06.19 13:15
But thanks!

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Old? Young!

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