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Ephydridae - Psilopa
Liliane D
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Posted on 17-11-2019 12:35

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On October 26, 2019 in the south of France on ivy.
A small fly less than 5 mm long.
The picture is not good but the scutellum seems to me to have a very cut-out shape that can perhaps lead to a family?
Thank you for your help.
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Edited by Liliane D on 17-11-2019 13:55
Jan Maca
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Posted on 17-11-2019 13:09

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Yes, not much to be seen... Probably Calliopum.
Nikita Vikhrev
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Posted on 17-11-2019 13:20
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I suppose some Psilopa
Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
Liliane D
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Posted on 17-11-2019 14:01

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Thank you very much Nikita,
With a blurry picture it wasn't easy!
On INPN, in France, there can be Psilopa nitidula, polita and roederi.
I can't find any pictures of P. roederi but I see that the light color of the legs I doesn't correspond to either P. nitidula or P. polita.
Jan Maca
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Posted on 17-11-2019 16:03

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Anyway Psilopa sp. may be a solution. I was led by the given length of animal ("less than 5 mm"Wink, but, of course, less than 2.5 mm, which is usual length of Psilopa, is less than 5 mm as well.
Liliane D
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Posted on 17-11-2019 16:28

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Sorry Jan, I didn't make a measurement and I only had a memory of a very small fly that was difficult to photograph Frown
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