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#1 2018-09-07 15:05:25

Alan Outen
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Name: Alan Outen
Registered: 2010-06-24
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Is this a Simuliid please?

A week at Kindrogan Field Centre in Perthshire was phenomenally rich for fungi but also produced a good number of insects. This
fly species was caught at light (actinic moth trap) on the Kindrogan Estate at NO059626 boy my friend Stephen Plummer on 29 Aug 2018. Stephen was insistent that I photograph it as "the sort of thing that somebody on Dipterist's Forum would be certain to identify"! I was however sure it was a female Simuliid and having photographed it I remain certain that I am correct in that. As such, much though I have confidence, in the Forum I do not think it is identifiable and certainly not from images. Perhaps at least someone vcan resolve the dispute as to which of us is right! 

Many thanks

Alan


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#2 2018-09-07 16:15:29

conopid
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Name: Nigel Jones
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Re: Is this a Simuliid please?

Yes a Simulidae. And I'd agree that ID from photo is probably impossible


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#3 2018-09-07 19:32:35

Alan Outen
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Name: Alan Outen
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Re: Is this a Simuliid please?

Very many thanks Nigel. As you will have gathered that is what I anticipated.

Best wishes

Alan

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