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#1 2009-06-28 03:34:53

Jason G
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Name: Jason Green
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5-10mm Fly ID please!

Hi all,

Any ideas which fly this is? Several families seem to have the same eyes and antenna, and it looks pretty non-descript, at least as far as lighting and colours go.

Any help appreciated!

Take care,

Jason


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#2 2009-06-28 12:22:46

oxycera
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Re: 5-10mm Fly ID please!

Can't see why it's not a doli, but can't go any further I'm afraid.

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#3 2009-06-28 14:46:46

Jason G
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Re: 5-10mm Fly ID please!

A doli. Thanks Oxy!

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#4 2009-06-29 03:07:06

Judy Webb
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Re: 5-10mm Fly ID please!

If it was sitting on a tree trunk, it might be a Medetera in the Dolichopodidae.  They sit in a very upright position, scanning for prey. I always think of them as 'sit up and beg' flies.

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#5 2009-06-29 04:46:25

Jason G
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Re: 5-10mm Fly ID please!

Thanks. Wood, yes... tree, no... it was the wall of a shed. I'll upload two other angles I got of it tomorrow.

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#6 2009-06-29 12:46:46

Laurence Clemons
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Re: 5-10mm Fly ID please!

Jason G wrote:

Thanks. Wood, yes... tree, no... it was the wall of a shed. I'll upload two other angles I got of it tomorrow.

I have had Medetera muralis on an outside wall.

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