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#1 2017-04-04 22:02:54

Gateside
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Name: Nigel Gilligan
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A dumpy muscid - ID possible?

All I have are three photos of slightly varying focal point, but I could not manage to get a side view of the legs at any point.

Useless?

Nigel G..


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#2 2017-04-04 22:27:09

Gateside
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Name: Nigel Gilligan
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Registered: 2011-08-26
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Re: A dumpy muscid - ID possible?

I've just found images of a very similar fly - I suspect it's the same species, only a bit smaller, and has slight variations, plus maybe pollen on the thoracic dorsum and/or more tricky extreme lighting conditions anyway. In this case, I have lots of legs views.

I just hope this helps.

Nigel G.


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#3 2017-04-04 23:54:25

andrewsi25
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Name: Ian Andrews
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Re: A dumpy muscid - ID possible?

I think I can make out some of the short golden hairs on the thorax of a Pollenia sp. (Calliphoridae).

Ian

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#4 2017-04-05 09:59:36

Gateside
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Name: Nigel Gilligan
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Registered: 2011-08-26
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Re: A dumpy muscid - ID possible?

Thanks Ian.
I see I have a note that Calliphoridae are a microscope job.
On reflection, I think it was a moment of madness to try and identify this. I can't even be sure that the above 2 sets are the same species anyway.

Nigel G.

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