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Chironomidae: cf. Glyptotendipes sp. ♀
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Hello,

I photographed this fly near the sea in Funtana Meiga (OR) in Sardinia, Italy, on June 24th 2019. I think it is a Chironomidae, but is it possible to identify the genus or species from these photos?

Thank you in advance,
Emanuele
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John may have a better idea, but to me, this looks like a slightly teneral female Chironomini. I think I can make out impressions at the base of each tergite which are typical of Glyptotendipes, but do wait for John before labelling it as such!
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Could be Glyptotendipes. The other character to look for is a retracted pronotum in lateral view, unfortunately blocked by the leg in the first picture. In most Chironomini the center of the pronotum projects forward with at most a small notch in the middle.
 
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Thank you both very much!
 
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