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#1 2012-12-05 17:59:16

Andrew Cunningham
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Name: Andrew Cunningham
From: Devon, UK.
Registered: 2010-11-05
Posts: 911

ID : Grand Western Canal species query.

Hello,

Attached are some images of a species that I collected from umbellifers beside the Grand Western Canal (Devon) back in early August this year. I would like to ask if anyone is able to point me in the right direction to either species or family level.

Many thanks,
Andrew.


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#2 2012-12-05 23:34:45

oxycera
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Name: John Coldwell
From: Barnsley
Registered: 2008-04-27
Posts: 325

Re: ID : Grand Western Canal species query.

Lonchaeidae

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#3 2012-12-07 02:09:43

Andrew Cunningham
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Name: Andrew Cunningham
From: Devon, UK.
Registered: 2010-11-05
Posts: 911

Re: ID : Grand Western Canal species query.

Thanks John, that now looks familiar having recently seen the RES Keys to this family at a bookstall.

Regards,
Andrew.

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#4 2012-12-07 15:36:30

Howard Bentley
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Name: Howard Bentley
Registered: 2008-07-07
Posts: 791

Re: ID : Grand Western Canal species query.

Good luck with them, Andrew. As most of them are black with black bristles, and identification depends large on the chaetotaxy, you'll need good magnification, good lighting and good eyesight!

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#5 2012-12-08 00:50:19

Mark
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Name: Mark Mitchell
From: Hampshire
Registered: 2008-06-17
Posts: 273

Re: ID : Grand Western Canal species query.

even with the RES Key - this will be a challenge

good luck

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#6 2012-12-08 01:10:14

Andrew Cunningham
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Name: Andrew Cunningham
From: Devon, UK.
Registered: 2010-11-05
Posts: 911

Re: ID : Grand Western Canal species query.

I shall pass on this one then but it is good to know what family it belongs to.

Regards,
Andrew.

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