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Lance fly

Lonchaeidae indet.

Description:

Lonchaeidae is a family of acalyptrate flies commonly known as lance flies. There are about 500 described species in 9 genera. These are generally small but robustly built flies with blue-black or metallic bodies. The larvae are mostly phytophagous, feeding on already damaged plant tissues, although coprophagous, mycophagous, saprophagous and predatory species are known.

Habitat:

They are found, mainly in wooded areas, throughout the world with the exception of polar regions and New Zealand.

Notes:

Found in my garden on nettle leaves feeding on bird feces.

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Jeannette
Jeannette 2 years ago

Now with ID, first one at PN...

Denmark

Lat: 55.65, Long: 12.30

Spotted on Jun 20, 2012
Submitted on Jun 22, 2012

Spotted for mission

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