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Acroceridae: Acrocera orbiculus ♀
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Posted on 13-12-2020 21:06

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I photographed this fly near San Martino d'Ocre (AQ), Italy, 1400m a.s.l. on June 6th 2020. I think it is an Acroceridae, but is it possible to identify the genus or species from these photos?

Thank you in advance,
ESant attached the following image:

Edited by ESant on 14-12-2020 10:56
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Posted on 13-12-2020 21:06

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Photo 2:
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Posted on 14-12-2020 08:57

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It is consistent with female Acrocera orbiculus.

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Posted on 14-12-2020 10:55

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Thank you very much Theo!
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