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#1 2018-09-01 23:40:23

MikeAlbu
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Very large black fly on Dartmoor

Please help identify this beast encountered at the top of Cosdon Hill, Dartmoor.
It was at least 15mm long, and seemed at first to be mimicking a bumble bee.
thanks

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#2 2018-09-02 00:18:04

MikeAlbu
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Re: Very large black fly on Dartmoor

Have now been told it's a Tachina grossa.

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#3 2018-09-02 00:20:59

KenMerrifield
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Re: Very large black fly on Dartmoor

If it had a yellow collar it might be Tachina grossa (not sure if it is about at this time of year).
If you were unable to upload a photograph it may have been too large -
In addition to the to1600x1200 pixels size limit there is also a 512 KB limit on file size. It may be worth trying saving with a higher JPEG compression setting to get a smaller image if you are near these limits.
See
http://www.dipteristsforum.org.uk/t119- … posts.html
Good luck

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