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#1 2018-06-04 19:52:28

Alan Outen
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Name: Alan Outen
Registered: 2010-06-24
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A Lonchopterid species from Flitwick Moor, Beds

This little fly was another of those that I caught at Flitwick Moor, Beds (TL046353 )  on 2 June 2018.  It was swept by me from an area of Juncus effusus etc with Sphagnum spp and Polytrichum commune at Flitwick Moor in Bedfordshire, on 2 June 2018. Unfortunately as with my previous posting I had taken just a few images when it flew and I therefore do not have the specimen. (My manual dexterity is now very poor and I am not that adept at (re-)catching things except by random sampling methods!).  I would be very grateful if anyone is possibly able to identify it from these images. I think it is probably Lonchoptera sp but it looks very different to specimens I have caught previously of L.lutea.

Very many thanks

Alan


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#2 2018-06-04 20:41:58

Tony Irwin
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Re: A Lonchopterid species from Flitwick Moor, Beds

Looks OK for L. lutea - the colour can vary quite a bit in this species.

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#3 2018-06-05 09:12:04

Alan Outen
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Re: A Lonchopterid species from Flitwick Moor, Beds

Many thanks Tony. I am glad to have this identified though a little disappointed I failed to get there and that it is not a different one!

Alan

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