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#1 2013-02-19 00:47:55

chasmacey
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Name: Charles Macey
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Id Request

Hi

    Can someone give a possible Id for this one please ?  I have tried my best at using the key in
The European Families of the Diptera by P. Oosterbroek and arrive at Anthomyiidae, but don't think this is correct as all of the pictures of the various species that I can find seem to be of a less stocky nature compared to this one.   The photos were taken in my garden in Farnham Surrey,  Early September last year and its sitting on a leaf in the Hawthorn hedge.   Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards    Chas


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#2 2013-02-19 14:38:04

Howard Bentley
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Re: Id Request

Not sure how you've arrived at Anthomyiidae. This surely has to be a Muscid.

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#3 2013-02-19 15:33:26

chasmacey
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Name: Charles Macey
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Re: Id Request

Thank you Howard,  Didn't think it was right,  I will go back through the keys again and see where I am going wrong, hopefully will be a bit easier now I know where I should have ended up.

    Thanks  again.


      Regards   Chas

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#4 2013-02-19 16:01:17

Mark
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Name: Mark Mitchell
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Re: Id Request

Chas

Don't beat yourself up aboiut it - Anthomyiids are very close to Muscids.

Nice to see you live round the corner from me.

Mark

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#5 2013-02-19 17:59:55

brianh
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Name: Brian Harding
From: Kidlington, Oxfordshire
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Re: Id Request

Without this being an identification this male fly resembles Phaonia tugriorum. You might want to look at other pictures of this species.  However, other Phaonia have similar characters.  You have an apical yellow scutellum, the cross veins are infuscated, and the bristles on the thorax appear to be consistent.

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#6 2013-02-19 18:24:18

chasmacey
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Name: Charles Macey
From: Farnham
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Re: Id Request

Thank you both,  for the additional information.    I will check out Phaonia tugriorum as well as try and see where I was going wrong in the keys. Keeps me out of mischief on the dark evenings when I can't get out with the camera.

   Many Thanks

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