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#1 2018-08-22 00:21:59

coffeeman
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Name: Alan Smith
Registered: 2014-06-03
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Thaumatomyia maybe?

I found this skittish, jumpy, little fly in mixed oak/birch woodland near Sheffield. I've had a suggestion that it looks like Thaumatomyia (glabra) but subsequently heard that chlorops species can be similar.

I wonder if there is anything in the photos to get me closer to an id.

regards, Alan


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#2 2018-08-22 22:16:58

oxycera
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Name: John Coldwell
From: Barnsley
Registered: 2008-04-27
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Re: Thaumatomyia maybe?

I think that suggestion was OK

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#3 2018-08-23 17:07:08

coffeeman
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Name: Alan Smith
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Re: Thaumatomyia maybe?

that's great John ... thank you

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#4 2018-11-08 01:16:12

schultmay
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Name: Barbara Ismay
Registered: 2008-02-14
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Re: Thaumatomyia maybe?

It is Thaumatomyia glabra, Chlorops do not have a flattened scutellum and the ocellar triangle also looks different. Also, glabra is very shiny and almost completely bare, the others in Thaumatomyia have more hairs.
Could we please have the data for our Chloropidae study group?
Thanks,
John and Barbara

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