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Ensina sonchi? = yes
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Posted on 11-09-2019 14:11
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Berlin - September, 2019 - 3mm male

Hello everyone,

I am wondering if this is Ensina sonchi? I do not know if there are any similar Tephritidae. Any hope for confirmation?

I found it sitting inside a white flower with some small Coleoptera sp. I looked at a small list of host plants and they don't match. I am not a botanist, so i don't know the flower. Perhaps it was after nectar or resting. I'm not sure if it is freshly emerged or not. The pterostigma(?) seems paler than photos in the gallery.

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johnes81 attached the following image:

Edited by johnes81 on 11-09-2019 18:00
John and Nini. Naturalists not experts.
currently injured. healing from surgery.
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Posted on 11-09-2019 16:26
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Posted on 11-09-2019 17:59
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Dankeschön, Valery.

Best wishes,
John and Nini. Naturalists not experts.
currently injured. healing from surgery.
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Jewell699, you should post it in the forum, not submit it for the gallery.

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