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Grey fly --> Milichiidae, teneral Desmomentopa sp.
Konrad Seipelt
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Posted on 15-12-2019 16:45

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I found this fly in Northwest Germany on a meadow, size about 3,5 mm, photos on 24.09.2019.
According to Jürgen Peters in the it could be a Diastatidae.

Regards, Konrad

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Edited by Konrad Seipelt on 16-12-2019 16:57
Konrad Seipelt
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Posted on 15-12-2019 18:41

Location: The Netherlands
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Hello Konrad,

It is a teneral specimen of the Milichiidae genus Desmometopa. Wing venation, habitus and black 'M' shaped mark on frons all point to this. I'd dare not say which species this is, because its so teneral. The white haltere may become dark after drying.

Kind regards,
Konrad Seipelt
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Posted on 15-12-2019 19:43

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Hello Ectemnius,

thank you very much for the determination and the interesting comments.

Best regards, Konrad
Edited by Konrad Seipelt on 15-12-2019 19:43
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