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#1 2017-10-11 15:02:51

Gateside
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Name: Nigel Gilligan
From: Cumbria
Registered: 2011-08-26
Posts: 912

Failure to ID an Empididae from images.

I have assumed that this has to be an Empididae.
I tried Mike Hackston's on-line key, and ran into uncertainty as to whether I was taking the right decisions, since some of the details are a bit tenuous. The wing, presented like this, is an example for starters, trying to avoid being confused by the one below.

The only plus side is that there are dark marks on the wing - something I don't think I've encountered before.
The proboscis is short, and may have a bend in it, tucked right under the head. Or maybe that doesn't feature in this family.

About 7 mm long.
Is it a non-starter without the specimen?

Nigel G.


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#2 2017-10-11 15:45:36

oxycera
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Name: John Coldwell
From: Barnsley
Registered: 2008-04-27
Posts: 314

Re: Failure to ID an Empididae from images.

Sylvicola

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#3 2017-10-11 16:14:17

Gateside
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Name: Nigel Gilligan
From: Cumbria
Registered: 2011-08-26
Posts: 912

Re: Failure to ID an Empididae from images.

Of course!

Thanks

Nigel

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