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#1 2017-04-09 17:11:04

Gateside
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Name: Nigel Gilligan
From: Cumbria
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Chloropidae - might this one be possible to ID?

These are not highly detailed photos (as I've seen in another post), and using a key (which I don't have) would probably be futile, given the lack of said detail. However, it does look a bit different to a lot of other Chloropidae in the presentation of the black and yellow on the thorax, and it has a good likeness to a Thaumatomyia notata also on this forum site. It does indeed have a very narrow gena, and from what I can make out, the scutellum does look flat..

So might it actually be Thaumatomyia notata?

Only about 2 mm long. It kept vigorously sucking at the surface of the leaf (laurel), which does help to explain the slight blurring of the images.

Nigel G.


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#2 2017-04-09 22:49:48

Tony Irwin
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Re: Chloropidae - might this one be possible to ID?

I would agree that this is T.notata

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#3 2017-04-10 09:53:56

Gateside
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Name: Nigel Gilligan
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Re: Chloropidae - might this one be possible to ID?

Thanks very much, Tony.

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