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Diptera.info :: Identification queries :: Diptera (adults)
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Cylindromyia sp (pair in flight)
Raimo
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Posted on 12-07-2019 21:42
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A pair of small flies in copula slowly drifted low among herbs, like Pipunculidae does (before coming to my computer that family was my thought). What Tachinidae have this behaviour?
Mid Sweden today.
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Edited by Raimo on 14-07-2019 18:21
 
Zeegers
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Posted on 13-07-2019 19:45
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It is a Cylindromyia.

Very interesting !

Theo
 
Raimo
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Posted on 14-07-2019 18:19
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Thankyou Theo, must be one of the very small (3-4mm).
They flew like this, with sudden small change of direction, at least for 5 minutes.
 
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