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#1 2018-11-01 18:35:55

Alan Outen
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Name: Alan Outen
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A strange little fly from Lidlington, Beds

This curious little fly (just 2-3mm) was caught by my friend Stephen Plummer in Lidlington churchyard, Beds, SP991388 on 28 October and passed to me to photograph. Initially I was not even sure if it was a fly but can see halteres in the side views. I would be very grateful if anyone could suggest an identification. I currently have the specimen.

Very many thanks

Alan


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#2 2018-11-01 23:03:00

Alan Outen
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Re: A strange little fly from Lidlington, Beds

Could it be Ceratopogonidae and something along the lines of Forcipomyia ??

Alan

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#3 2018-11-07 17:28:55

MJames
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Re: A strange little fly from Lidlington, Beds

Certainly a female Forcipomyia and most likely F. bipunctata.

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#4 2018-11-07 18:11:37

Alan Outen
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Re: A strange little fly from Lidlington, Beds

Many thanks Michael

Alan

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