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Posted on 11-02-2020 13:13

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Is this specimen a fly of the family Sphaerocoridae?
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Edited by SandroM on 12-02-2020 13:50
Jan Maca
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Posted on 11-02-2020 13:36

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Dolichopodidae, most probably.
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Posted on 11-02-2020 14:44

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Just for some additional information, I reared several of these flies (amongst other flies and beetles) from deadwood beech and oak branches.

So could these flies be of the Genus Medetera (Dolichopodidae), whose larvae are apparently bark beetle predators?
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Jan Maca
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Posted on 11-02-2020 16:10

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Specialists, help us, please.
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Posted on 11-02-2020 16:22
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Could be Medetera. The apical arista, large mouth, and relative orientation of R2+3, R4+5, and M all match that genus. But crossvein m-cu is far from wing margin.
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