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#1 2018-10-26 11:00:19

David213
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Name: Dave McGeever
From: Notts
Registered: 2014-10-17
Posts: 7

Small Yellow fly caught in a moth trap

I found this fly in my moth trap in August 2015 and still I am unable to identify it.  Can anyone help?


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#2 2018-10-26 13:27:17

Howard Bentley
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Name: Howard Bentley
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Re: Small Yellow fly caught in a moth trap

Try Subclytia rotundiventris (Tachinidae). I've never seen the fly myself - a bit of a rarity I think. Belshaw gives the habitats as woodland, heathland and chalk grassland, and the British distribution as Southern England and the midlands. (All very vague.) It parasitises sheildbugs.

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#3 2018-10-26 17:47:58

pbrighto
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Name: Phil Brighton
From: Warrington
Registered: 2011-10-21
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Re: Small Yellow fly caught in a moth trap

Subclytia rotundiventris may be spreading northwards.  I've found it three times around here in Warrington.  Once it was resting on our white front door!

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#4 2018-10-26 21:07:02

ChrisR
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Name: Chris Raper
From: Reading, UK
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Re: Small Yellow fly caught in a moth trap

Yes, definitely Subclytia rotundiventris. Do iRecord it for us smile

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#5 2018-10-27 10:34:07

David213
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Name: Dave McGeever
From: Notts
Registered: 2014-10-17
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Re: Small Yellow fly caught in a moth trap

Thanks for the id Howard and Phil and your confirmation Chris.  Please do record it Chris .
Many thanks
Dave McGeever

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