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#1 2019-10-29 13:33:22

colinleb
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Name: Colin Le Boutillier
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Anthomyid

Is this Anthomyia liturata please?  Herts wet meadow.  14 June 2019.


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#2 2019-10-30 13:09:34

Michael Ackland
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Re: Anthomyid

Need to see the aedeagus. Strongly bent in liturata, fairly sraight in confusanea You have half of it showing in the profile photo, you might be able to see more under the microscope ?

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#3 2019-10-30 16:40:26

colinleb
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Re: Anthomyid

Thanks Michael.  Is this a better view?


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#4 2019-10-30 20:09:58

Michael Ackland
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Re: Anthomyid

This seems to show the aedeagus strongly bent at right angles so I would say Anthomyia liturata. Check with my drawings and you will see the differences easily

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#5 2019-10-30 21:39:14

colinleb
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Re: Anthomyid

Thanks again Michael.

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