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#1 2019-05-31 16:09:59

martyp
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Myopa species?

Hi all,

I think I've narrowed this down to being a species of Myopa? Please can anyone advise? I could be very wrong.



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#2 2019-05-31 19:44:19

KenMerrifield
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Re: Myopa species?

There is no photograph showing.
If you were unable to upload a photograph it may have been too large -
In addition to the to1600x1200 pixels size limit there is also a 512 KB limit on file size. You might have to edit the image to reduce its size to fit these limits. It may be worth trying saving with a higher JPEG compression setting to get a smaller image if you are near these limits.
See
http://www.dipteristsforum.org.uk/t119- … posts.html
Good luck

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#3 2019-05-31 20:29:19

martyp
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Re: Myopa species?

Sorry about that, I tried to upload from my mobile phone at work and had trouble resizing. Hope you can see them now?
I still have it at the moment, I might release it in a bit but might try taking some more close up photos possibly.

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#4 2019-05-31 22:04:08

Geoff F
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Re: Myopa species?

As far as I can tell from those images. The black colouring on top of the thorax doesn't reach the rear edge; which would put it into the hirsuta or pellucida category. But deciding between those options can be rather tricky when working from photos.

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#5 2019-05-31 22:54:05

martyp
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Re: Myopa species?

Many thanks Geoff, I have some more pictures that I'm hoping might help a bit which I've added. Am I right in thinking it would just feed on nectar? Is there anything I could aim to photograph that could help with the ID?

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#6 2019-06-01 16:24:53

Tony Irwin
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Re: Myopa species?

Have you considered Sicus ferrugineus?

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#7 2019-06-02 22:22:00

Geoff F
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Re: Myopa species?

After looking at some of the extra photos, that suggestion does indeed look possible.

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#8 2019-06-07 19:51:26

martyp
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Re: Myopa species?

Excellent, thanks for your help and ID.

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