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#1 2009-07-14 01:17:47

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Name: Martin Harvey
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Tephritidae: Urophora cuspidata?

Is the attached image of the tip of the aculeus sufficient to say whether or not this is Urophora cuspidata? It's a largish Urophora, I reckong the wing length is 5mm and the aculeus length c. 4mm. From Small Dean Bank, VC24 Buckinghamshire, chalk grassland/scrub, swept from tall herbs including Field Scabious and Knapweed.

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Martin


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#2 2009-07-14 14:18:16

Laurence Clemons
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Re: Tephritidae: Urophora cuspidata?

It looks like it. Urophora cuspidata is the largest British species of the genus and has broader wing bands than jaceana.

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