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#1 2017-08-08 15:55:24

jimmymac2
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Name: James McCulloch
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Sepsid?

Hello

This fly was seen yesterday in our garden meadow area in south Surrey. It was behaving like a sepsid, waving its wings about, however I've not come across one like this before. It has striking purple eyes. Would anyone be able to say what it might be?

Thanks, James


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#2 2017-08-08 16:36:52

Tony Irwin
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Name: Tony Irwin
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Re: Sepsid?

Opomyzidae. Either Geomyza tripunctata or G. nartshukae. They are best separated on genitalia characters.

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