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#1 2018-12-18 19:20:17

sabina
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Name: Sabina George
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Phoridae

Can these be identified further than family? 13/06/2018, Warwickshire garden. Thanks.


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#2 2018-12-19 21:34:08

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Re: Phoridae

Yes Phoridae for sure and possibly genus Phora.


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#3 2018-12-20 18:14:51

Laurence Clemons
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Re: Phoridae

I don't think they are a species of Phora. The larger Phoridae tend to be of Anevrina or Borophaga and specific determination requires microscopic examination.

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#4 2018-12-20 19:12:25

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Re: Phoridae

Yes, looking again these are not nearly sooty-black enough for Phora.


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#5 2018-12-22 00:06:05

sabina
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Name: Sabina George
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Re: Phoridae

Thank you both, will stay with Phoridae for iRecord.

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