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#1 2019-01-13 21:06:04

dbsmith
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Chip fly mystery

I noticed this intruder on my poke of chips .... and though I might be able to place it in a family by the wing venation ... best guess was Fanniidae ... can anyone be definitive? This is just for fun - no prosecution intended, though I may switch to a different chip shop!


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#2 2019-01-13 22:29:10

Tony Irwin
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Re: Chip fly mystery

Copromyzinae (Sphaeroceridae) - a lesser dung fly - often attracted to light, and then it's only a short flight to the deep fat frier!

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#3 2019-01-13 22:41:01

dbsmith
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Re: Chip fly mystery

Thanks Tony - that's not a pleasant thought .... though it would have been well cooked!

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