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Tachinid with orange legs - Redtenbacheria insignis
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Posted on 26-06-2020 03:02
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Here is an interesting fly from 15 June, seen in a wood in southwestern Germany, 20 km west of Stuttgart. I think it is a male. Eyes and arista are bare. Wing venation recalls Sarcophagidae, but the head, especially in profile, is not sarcophagidish. The orange femora look very nice. I do not know where to place this fly, so I am very curious to learn your opinion!
Many thanks, Sundew
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Edited by Sundew on 26-06-2020 14:30
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Posted on 26-06-2020 03:07
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Some more pics.
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Posted on 26-06-2020 03:08
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Last ones.
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Posted on 26-06-2020 10:08

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OMG: Redtenbacheria insignis !!

Very rare, but recorded from the north of France on this forum and even further north to be published.

It looks amazing like some Calliphoridae, but, of course, the yellow legs give it away instantly.

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Posted on 26-06-2020 14:29
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I am delighted - thanks! It seems I am in entomological paradise here...
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