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unidentified fly - probably Paraclusia tigrina (Clusiidae)
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Posted on 13-09-2020 22:14

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I found this fly in early September on a rotten log of a hybrid poplar, in the Parc de Woluwé in Brussels.
I cannot even put a family name on it, although ObsIdentify suggests it is a Helemyzidae... Any views on that?
A high resolution version of the picture is available here

best regards
FrankVassen attached the following image:

Edited by FrankVassen on 14-09-2020 00:13
John Carr
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Posted on 13-09-2020 22:38
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I think Clusiidae.
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Posted on 13-09-2020 23:37

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Thanks, Paul!
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Probably, according to this website, male of Paraclusia tigrina ...
dr. A. J. Woznica, Institute of Biology, Wroclaw University of Environmental & Life Sciences
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Thanks a lot, Andrzej! Indeed, this seems to be closes match!
best regards
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Dear Frank, it is P. tigrina. Note please that among European Druid-flies it the only species with such wing clouding :-)Grin.
dr. A. J. Woznica, Institute of Biology, Wroclaw University of Environmental & Life Sciences
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Also note Paraclusia was synonymized with Clusia a while ago, so it is Clusia tigrina.

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