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Smidtia amoena
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Posted on 22-05-2020 21:04
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I have worked hard trying to key this fly out using Tschorsnig and Hertings key but I just got it wrong. It was impossible. I have worked hard to find what I did wrong, but couldn´t find anything.
Finally I figured out that Smidtia amoena is not in the key! Nor in Belshaw´s key. Why?

Now I'm pretty sure it is Smidtia amoena. Am I right?
Hairy barette, 3+4 dc.
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Posted on 22-05-2020 21:07
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Hairy Eyes.
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Posted on 22-05-2020 22:28
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Look under the old name Timavia amoena.
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Posted on 22-05-2020 23:08
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Oh, there it is! I ignored Timavia because I thought it was a European species that did not exist in Sweden. Thanks a lot John!
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Posted on 23-05-2020 09:44

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If it has 4 post DC and a pretty narrow vertex, it should be OK !

The reason to unite Timavia and Smidtia is found in intermediate species from the eastern Palaearctic. As long as you don’t go to Khabarovsk, not relevant here Smile

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Posted on 23-05-2020 11:41
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Yes it has. That was the problem that now is solved.
Thankyou for your confirmation.
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