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Posted on 22-11-2020 12:56

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Good morning,
Pictured these flies on a beach in Vigo (NW Spain) during November 2020.
Found them on shells and seaweeds very close to the line of water.
Any chance to have an identification.
Thanks a lot in advance.
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Posted on 22-11-2020 12:56

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One more picture of another specimen.
Rafael attached the following image:

Nikita Vikhrev
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Posted on 22-11-2020 13:34
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Helcomyza (ustulata?)
Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 22-11-2020 13:36
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Helcomyza - probably ustulata as Vigo is on the Atlantic coast, but it would be as well to check genitalia to be sure it's not mediterranea. Nice photos!
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 22-11-2020 15:00

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Many thanks to Nikita & Tony.
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