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#1 2008-05-13 12:02:30

tnbturbo
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Please help identify this

http://images6.theimagehosting.com/fly.3f3.th.jpg

Any help would be appriciated.

Thanks smile

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#2 2008-05-13 14:02:23

conopid
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Re: Please help identify this

It's a Hippoboscidae. Sorry I don't know the species though.


Nigel Jones
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#3 2008-05-13 19:45:37

tnbturbo
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Re: Please help identify this

Thanks for that.

Woke up this morning with one of these blighters on my pillow!!!

I have a dog so i wonder if he has picked this up while out in the woods?

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#4 2008-05-13 23:25:19

haematocephalus
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Re: Please help identify this

I guess it is dangerous trying to identify hippoboscids from pictures, but your photo is a dead ringer for the illustration of Crataerina hirundinis in the Royal Ent Soc key by A.M. Hutson.

If it is this species, it will most likely have come from a House Martin nest, are you lucky enough to have House Martins on your house?

Martin


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