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#1 2017-03-26 10:45:56

Gateside
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Name: Nigel Gilligan
From: Cumbria
Registered: 2011-08-26
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Fruit Fly Tephritis vespertina - checks okay?

I have checked using the Techritid Flies booklet by IM White.
The wing markings match this species best, especially in the apical area (figs 188-190), and generally in fig 270, though at first I thought it might have been T. ruralis.

The other non-microscopic features mentioned in the key also seem to comply.

(It it hadn't been for a pair of Pine ladybirds, black against the yellow petals, I would never have seen this close by. When I started looking closely at it, it moved to one of the gorse flower buds, and then it is so well camourflaged that it's impossible to spot from a distance.)

Nigel G.


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#2 2017-03-30 11:09:47

Laurence Clemons
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Name: Laurence Clemons
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Re: Fruit Fly Tephritis vespertina - checks okay?

I agree with Tephritis vepertina. Please may I have the data for the recording scheme.

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#3 2017-03-30 14:16:11

Gateside
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Name: Nigel Gilligan
From: Cumbria
Registered: 2011-08-26
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Re: Fruit Fly Tephritis vespertina - checks okay?

Thanks for the confirmation, Laurence.

Date 25/3/2017
Grid ref = SD1895 7100
Location name Channelside slag bank (=Barrow slag bank).

However I normally put all my data in via iRecord. So would this cause a duplication if I input this in the usual too?
(it's one of those questions that might beset quite a few people, I suspect. It would be nice to know what the answer was!)

Nigel G.

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#4 2017-03-31 09:12:28

Laurence Clemons
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Name: Laurence Clemons
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Re: Fruit Fly Tephritis vespertina - checks okay?

Gateside wrote:

Thanks for the confirmation, Laurence.

Date 25/3/2017
Grid ref = SD1895 7100
Location name Channelside slag bank (=Barrow slag bank).

However I normally put all my data in via iRecord. So would this cause a duplication if I input this in the usual too?
(it's one of those questions that might beset quite a few people, I suspect. It would be nice to know what the answer was!)

Nigel G.

All data for the British Tephritidae Recording Scheme are held on my Access database and I haven't used iRecord.

Laurence

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#5 2017-03-31 09:43:52

Gateside
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Name: Nigel Gilligan
From: Cumbria
Registered: 2011-08-26
Posts: 912

Re: Fruit Fly Tephritis vespertina - checks okay?

That's fine. Thanks.

Nigel

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#6 2017-04-04 05:01:36

anymarks
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Name: Neil Marks
From: Norfolk
Registered: 2009-08-07
Posts: 93

Re: Fruit Fly Tephritis vespertina - checks okay?

Gateside wrote:

Thanks for the confirmation, Laurence.

Date 25/3/2017
Grid ref = SD1895 7100
Location name Channelside slag bank (=Barrow slag bank).

However I normally put all my data in via iRecord. So would this cause a duplication if I input this in the usual too?
(it's one of those questions that might beset quite a few people, I suspect. It would be nice to know what the answer was!)

Nigel G.

Hi Nigel, it does indeed beset me, not just the possible duplication,...having tried this iRecord Mullarkey :-

Tachinidae - ChrisR & MattS - brilliant
Hymenoptera - MattS et al -faultless
Hemiptera - ditto

Calliphorids, Muscids, Scathophagids, Syrphids, Soldierflies, etc - just get yourself a FaceBook account.

Appreciating  that Verifiers on iRecord are voluntary I try to offer as much diagnostic detail as I am able.
Setting up & stacking  shots may take an hour or so.... is it worth it? Apart from the above mentioned, I have no idea.
Has the record been looked at, has it been verified, is it pending, has it any value ?


Neil

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#7 2017-04-04 10:45:49

Gateside
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Name: Nigel Gilligan
From: Cumbria
Registered: 2011-08-26
Posts: 912

Re: Fruit Fly Tephritis vespertina - checks okay?

Neil, I rather not get involved in potentially contentious issues, which I think this could be. In other words, "no comment", except to say that Syrphids are also faultlessly dealt with by a Facebook forum too.

Nigel.

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