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#1 2019-05-12 01:37:03

Mmmm
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Name: Martin Scarratt
From: St Albans
Registered: 2018-08-03
Posts: 18

Attractive nicely patterned brown fly

I've keyed this to death with no luck at all. Does anybody recognise it?
Found in St Albans


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#2 2019-05-12 01:57:23

Pierre-Yves
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Name: Array Array
Registered: 2018-04-28
Posts: 15

Re: Attractive nicely patterned brown fly

Hello,

It's a Psila sp. (Psilidae).

P-Y

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#3 2019-05-12 19:25:48

Mmmm
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Name: Martin Scarratt
From: St Albans
Registered: 2018-08-03
Posts: 18

Re: Attractive nicely patterned brown fly

Ahhh, great thanks a lot.
Looks to be Psila sp.

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#4 2019-05-13 11:05:37

Rainieria
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Name: Darwyn Sumner
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Re: Attractive nicely patterned brown fly

Separating Psila fimetaria from P. merdaria isn't so easy from photographs but the spectacle-shaped markings on the thorax are typical of Psila.
Take a look at the descriptions at http://micropezids.myspecies.info/taxonomy/term/83 and http://micropezids.myspecies.info/taxonomy/term/85
Some keys at http://micropezids.myspecies.info/node/235


Darwyn Sumner
DF Bulletin Editor, Scheme Organiser: Stilt & Stalk Flies

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