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Which Syrphidae spec.? => Melanostoma indet.
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13.06.18 Meadow close to Tübingen, Southern Germany
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Thank you Paul.
So it is Melanostoma indet.? Since it does not look like, M. scalare or M. mellinum.
Cheers, Lars
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M. mellinum male I think
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Thank you for the comment Mihailo. What makes you sure?
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