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Chironomidae Zavrelimyia? (France)
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Posted on 15-06-2019 21:48

Location: Haute-savoie (east FRANCE)
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This fly was seen in my flat on 28 May 2019 in Annemasse, France (close to Geneva, Switzerland). It may belong to the genus Zavrelimyia but I'm quite bothered to go further in the ID because the only key I have is the 1932 Faune de France, which has few drawings to help.

I was wondering if the wing pattern could be specific enough to speculate on the ID at the species level.

Thank you so much, any help would be greatly appreciated.


Size: 3,9 mm (from head to top of wings)
guillaume attached the following image:

Edited by guillaume on 15-06-2019 21:50
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 16-06-2019 00:57
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I would agree, this is Zavrelimyia, and the wing pattern looks like barbatipes, rather than any of the other species
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 16-06-2019 09:10

Location: Haute-savoie (east FRANCE)
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Thank you so much Tony!
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