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Found in dunes and sandy banks and is probably restricted to open shore habitats. Larvae and imagines are known from the nests of various birds (Nordberg 1936). On the German bird island Mellum, M. lamellata was found on bird's exrements, pellets, and on carrion with a maximum flight activity at the end of May and beginning of June (Brake 1997).


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© Irina Brake

Source: The Diptera Site

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