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#1 2017-02-14 17:49:48

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Name: Linda Pryke
Registered: 2016-08-18
Posts: 17

Conopid: Sicus ferrugineus?

Apologies for poor photo- This is the only pic I have.
(Clandon Wood, Surrey Hills. June 5th 2016. mixed habitat- meadows, pond, hedgerows).

please could someone check my id?

a) I think this is a Conopid.
b) Am i OK to record it as Sicus ferrugineus?

Many thanks.

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#2 2017-02-15 20:52:24

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Name: Ian Andrews
From: Pocklington, East Yorkshire
Registered: 2008-07-11
Posts: 229

Re: Conopid: Sicus ferrugineus?

Certainly a Sicus and so almost certainly ferrugineus, though impossible to rule out S. abdominalis, I suppose. Given that the latter is almost mythical, I think you'd be safe. David Clements runs the recording scheme and ultimately would have to decide, depending on where you send the record.




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