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#1 2018-08-19 20:12:54

mharrow
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Request for specimens: Sarcophaga carnaria/variegata/subvicina

I'm looking to source specimens of the three species: Sarcophaga carnaria, variegata and subvicina. In total I'm hoping to acquire a maximum of 30 specimens of each species. Specimens may be wet or dried.

The reason for the need is to look into wing venation and through geometric morphometric analysis whether or not identification is possible from images of slide mounted wings.

To do so I will have to remove the wings so any specimens sent will be aesthetically damaged - although scientific value will not be lost as slides and specimens will be referenced!

I am more than happy to pay for postage if anyone has a large series they are willing to part with, although as this is all out my own pocket I'm not able to commit to paying for postage for the odd specimen here and there.

If anyone can help then please send me an email.

Matt.

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#2 2018-08-19 22:23:55

Tony Irwin
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Re: Request for specimens: Sarcophaga carnaria/variegata/subvicina

Matt - do you want males and females, and do you want them identified before you get them?

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#3 2018-08-20 00:27:22

mharrow
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Re: Request for specimens: Sarcophaga carnaria/variegata/subvicina

Good point Tony, I thought about specifying but forgot to include it in the post... Both sexes would be great but I was unsure as to how many people collect the females, so if I get a large enough series I will include them and if I don't then I will just need to get out and target them in the field!
No need to ID the specimens before I get them.

Last edited by mharrow (2018-08-20 00:29:17)

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