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#1 2018-07-07 14:32:59

Gateside
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Name: Nigel Gilligan
From: Cumbria
Registered: 2011-08-26
Posts: 998

Sepsidae with orange scutellum

I am sticking my neck out here, on the basis of blurred images. Checking out a likely Neomyia viridescens on a cow pat, I did not notice this tiny fly until checking images on the computer (so it isn't in focus anyway)
It doesn't show up well against the dung either. (unusual dung - no cattle dosing).

It's about a quarter the length (inc wings) of the Muscid. I have looked at the Sepsidae key, and I don't think without the specimen I can check it via that method.

However, it has a most prominent orange-yellow scutellum, and although blurred, looks very like Saltella sphondylii . There is only one in that genus anyway.

Plausible?

Nigel G.


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#2 2018-07-07 19:16:07

Tony Irwin
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Name: Tony Irwin
From: Norwich
Registered: 2008-03-01
Posts: 748

Re: Sepsidae with orange scutellum

Looks like a good match to me!

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#3 2018-07-07 19:33:56

Gateside
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Name: Nigel Gilligan
From: Cumbria
Registered: 2011-08-26
Posts: 998

Re: Sepsidae with orange scutellum

That sounds promising!
Perhaps not all Sepsidae are a dead loss from images...

Thanks Tony.

Nigel

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