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#1 2008-07-01 10:20:27

mickmassie
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Name: Mick Massie
From: London
Registered: 2008-06-18
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Xylotini ? on N. Kent Coast

Lazy man's entomology, I know, but I can't work out this specimen, from the patterning. (I'm just starting on Diptera).

http://picasaweb.google.com/mick.massie … 7018177490

Is it a Xylotini, or am I up the wrong track ?

Thanks for any help, Mick.

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#2 2008-07-01 12:41:08

mickmassie
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Name: Mick Massie
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Re: Xylotini ? on N. Kent Coast

I now know this to be Syritta pipiens. Ubiquitous, commonplace (embarrassing!). M.

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#3 2008-07-03 14:12:52

conopid
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Re: Xylotini ? on N. Kent Coast

Don't be embarrassed, it happens to us all, even after years of experience, and getting them right when you first start out can be quite difficult. After a season or two though it gets much easier.

And note that Syritta is part of the Xylotini, so you were in the right area.

Last edited by conopid (2008-07-03 14:14:18)


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