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#1 2018-09-03 18:31:37

colinlamond
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Fly in Cranborne in Dorset

I found this fly in a hedgerow in Cranborne in Dorset

http://www.dipteristsforum.org.uk/img/g … 988285.jpg

Code:
BlackFly

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#2 2018-09-04 22:07:56

Geoff F
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Re: Fly in Cranborne in Dorset

One of the Tachinidae? But I find them extremely tricky, particularly when working from just one photo, so I mostly leave them alone. But perhaps a more experienced person will be along with some more positive suggestions.

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#3 2018-09-04 22:43:32

Tony Irwin
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Re: Fly in Cranborne in Dorset

Reminds me of Gastrolepta anthracina, but I have a poor record with this family! big_smile

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#4 2018-09-15 09:52:41

mwoods
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Registered: 2018-07-24
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Re: Fly in Cranborne in Dorset

G. anthracina, male likely

Last edited by mwoods (2018-09-15 14:11:36)

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