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Fly with thicker head
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Posted on 31-07-2020 17:03

Location: Bexbach/Germany
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I've been finding this fly on peppermint a lot lately. Size is perhaps 6-7 mm. Its relatively thick head in relation to its body size is striking. Which species is it ?

Germany, Saarland, Bexbach, 31.07.2020, Absolute Altitude 250 m

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Posted on 31-07-2020 17:49

Location: Soest, NL
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So, please take care ! I see three different Sarcophagidae species !
Second one Miltogramma punctatum, third one possibly M. germari and first no idea.

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Posted on 31-07-2020 18:11

Location: Bexbach/Germany
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Hello Theo

The animals fly so fast. I thought I always photographed the same animal. awkward The first perhaps Miltogramma punctata ?

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Edited by Volker on 31-07-2020 18:18
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Posted on 31-07-2020 19:57

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No. Have a close look at the black spots on last tergite. They are all “very different” (that is, to Sarcophagidae standards)

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Posted on 01-08-2020 06:28

Location: Bexbach/Germany
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Ok, many thanks for explanation.

Greetings Volker
Edited by Volker on 01-08-2020 06:28
Daniel Whitmore
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Posted on 28-12-2020 23:25

Location: Stuttgart, Germany
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I would say that the first and second photo are both M. punctata
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