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Syrphidae - Cheilosia sp.
Liliane D
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Posted on 28-10-2019 01:44

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On 27 October 2019 in the south of France.
The fly (11 mm) was preparing to sleep on a grass stalk.
It groomed itself and looked for the best position for the night.
Thank you for your help in identifying us.
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Edited by Liliane D on 30-10-2019 20:44
Liliane D
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Posted on 28-10-2019 01:45

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An other view
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Posted on 28-10-2019 01:58

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For scutellum and antennas
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Juergen Peters
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Posted on 28-10-2019 04:36
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Syrphidae, maybe Melanostoma.
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Juergen Peters
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Posted on 30-10-2019 11:12

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Hi Liliane & Jürgen.

Species belongs to Cheilosia (Syrphidae).
Liliane D
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Posted on 30-10-2019 20:51

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Hi Helge and Juergen,
Thank you very much,
I noted Cheilosia sp. because I think it will be difficult to determine the species? I tried to take details (black and white top of the antennas, pilosity of the scutellum, hairless eyes, legs) but I don't know if the criteria are readable enough.
Edited by Liliane D on 30-10-2019 21:10
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