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Long-legged fly ID
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Posted on 02-07-2020 13:55

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I have photographed this long-legged fly on December, 20km West of Paris.
Deciduois forest.
Any idea of its identity? Family, genus?

Thanks for help!
FRV attached the following image:

Tony Irwin
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Could be Dixidae, but difficult to be sure without pictures of wing venation
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 02-07-2020 14:49
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In December it could be Trichocera.
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Thank you John and Tony for your answers!

Tony Irwin
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Posted on 02-07-2020 16:23
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Good point John - I hadn't spotted the date!
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