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I suspect that is what you meant, David! It may well be one of albitarsis/ranunculi, but difficult to see for sure.
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Yes, brain-dead I'm afraid! Cheilosia of course
is there a member of this genus that is very short and stubby? I mean to the extent that the length is barely more than double the width, and any description would need to include something like 'a short and stubby species'? Or would such a shape be more likely a variation or deformity?
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Nothing in particular springs to mind, as most are quite slender. How big was the fly?
about 6-7mm. Venation seems to fit, long antennae though, black with 3rd segment pale grey. I can't find anything that has it's combination of features but it certainly 'looks' like a shortish Cheilosia
Long antennae would fit for a Pipizella...is that possible?
the antennae might fit viduata. The shape looks good, smooth thorax and scutellum. The yellowish hairs made me assume Cheilosia..
upper outer cross-vein seems to fit, darkened
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