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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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Hello,

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 Insektenfotos.de-Forum it could be a Diastatidae.

Regards, Konrad

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Ectemnius
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Posted on 15-12-2019 18:41
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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.

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Ectemnius
 
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
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