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#1 2009-06-23 03:26:50

Jason G
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Name: Jason Green
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[ID] Stratiomyiidae please!

Hi all,

I have a soldierfly I believe. The closest I can find is a Berkshiria sp., but I can't find any UK representatives of the genus.

Help please!

Take care,

Jason


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#2 2009-06-23 09:31:30

Stephane Lebrun
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Re: [ID] Stratiomyiidae please!

I think it is Pachygaster atra, a male.

Stephane.

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#3 2009-06-23 09:41:11

Jason G
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Re: [ID] Stratiomyiidae please!

Thanks Stephane, that looks like the one! How can you sex it from this angle?

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