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#1 2016-07-22 17:38:44

pabs
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Name: Paul Bowyer
Registered: 2013-06-29
Posts: 22

Tephritid on Portland

I was moth trapping on Portland, Dorset on night of 19th/20th July at Tout Quarry when I found an interesting looking diptera that keys out OK as Tephritidae and so far I can only find to match with Rhagoletis cingulata. I donít know the status of this species in Britain and canít find much about it. I tried to email you Laurence but don't know if it reached you OK after getting a bounce back. I'd welcome any confirmation/correction on the ID.

http://www.ukbirds.net/images/diptera/r … gulata.jpg

Regards,
Paul

Last edited by pabs (2016-07-23 00:15:42)

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#2 2016-07-24 11:42:46

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Name: Nigel Jones
From: Shrewsbury
Registered: 2008-02-27
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Re: Tephritid on Portland

Must admit it looks very much like R. cingulata, but I think there are similar species, so best await Laurence's comment.


Nigel Jones
Shropshire

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#3 2016-07-28 19:02:32

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Name: Paul Bowyer
Registered: 2013-06-29
Posts: 22

Re: Tephritid on Portland

Thanks Nigel. Laurence has now confirmed this species as the first UK record.

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