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#1 2018-06-04 19:59:06

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

This little Dolichopodid fly (c 5mm)  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. I caught a good number of these though all were female. Unfortunately my manual dexterity is now so poor that I cannot undertake any fine manipulation of specimens or microscopy etc. I would be very grateful if anyone is possibly able to identify it from these images but for this one I do have a specimen.

Very many thanks

Alan


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#2 2018-06-04 20:46:04

Tony Irwin
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Name: Tony Irwin
From: Norwich
Registered: 2008-03-01
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Re: A Dolichopodid species from Flitwick Moor, Beds

Appears not to have any dorsal bristles on the hind tarsus, so not Dolichopus - possibly one of the Gymnopternus species. If you can send me the specimen, we can get a name on it.

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#3 2018-06-05 09:14:51

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

Very many thanks Tony. I will do that.

Alan

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