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#1 2019-05-11 13:38:59

Alan Outen
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A thid and fibnal fly from Duck End NR Beds, on 7 May 19

As I wrote in my two previous postings Beds Invertebrate Group had an excellent excursion to Duck End Nature Reserve, Beds on 7 May with a large number of interesting finds and inevitably also a few less distinctive species. Of the latter I have three species which I photographed which I am keen to see identified if possible. i do have the specimens but my health issues prevent me working on these. I think this one (overall length 7mm) is again one of the smaller Empididae possibly Hilara sp. but is it possible for anyvbody to identify it from these images.

Many thanks as always

Alan


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#2 2019-05-11 13:44:28

Alan Outen
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Re: A thid and fibnal fly from Duck End NR Beds, on 7 May 19

A fourth image failed to load so I will try again!


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#3 2019-05-11 18:56:55

Tony Irwin
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Re: A thid and fibnal fly from Duck End NR Beds, on 7 May 19

Hilara female. I find the females difficult without a specimen.

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#4 2019-05-11 19:13:36

Alan Outen
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Re: A thid and fibnal fly from Duck End NR Beds, on 7 May 19

Thanks Tony. Glad that I was at least on the right track.

Apologies to all for the rather garbled heading. I am now often making two or three typos a word and although I had checked the text I had not checked the heading and clicked send before I intended. Unfortunately it does not seem possible to edit a heading.

Best wishes

Alan

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#5 2019-05-11 19:13:37

Howard Bentley
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Re: A thid and fibnal fly from Duck End NR Beds, on 7 May 19

One up to you, Tony. I find them difficult with a specimen. (And the males aren't easy either.)

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#6 2019-05-11 19:14:43

Alan Outen
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Re: A thid and fibnal fly from Duck End NR Beds, on 7 May 19

That was what I feared. I certainly dont have a hope!

Alan

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