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#1 2020-03-20 17:01:25

Rainieria
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Name: Darwyn Sumner
Registered: 2008-02-20
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Tabanid on car

I took this one on Derek Whiteley's car at Stakebank Wood in 2018.
He told me what it was but I forgot


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

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#2 2020-03-21 22:07:00

Geoff F
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Name: Geoff Foale
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Re: Tabanid on car

With those eye bands and orange abdomen sides I would suspect one of the Hybomitra species. Not sure about getting a full identification of a difficult family like this from just one image though.

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