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Fly at Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve

Observed: 6th May 2011 By: gardenersassistantgardenersassistant’s reputation in Invertebratesgardenersassistant’s reputation in Invertebratesgardenersassistant’s reputation in Invertebrates
Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Male Scorpion Flies

Fantastic photos, which would be OK for a firm ID if you could see the right bit. For a firm ID you need to see whay would be the top of the genital capsue in your photo.

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Re: Male Scorpion Flies

Thanks for the more specific ID of it being a male .

I'm sorry it doesn't have the right details to go any further, but (a) I'm pretty (ahem, very) ignorant about these things and don't know (yet at least) what to try to include for ID purposes, and (b) my main aim at present is to try to get some nicely composed and tolerably in-focus images during the short time available (and battle with breeze, lighting issues, depth of field etc). If there is enough detail for a more detailed ID that is great - otherwise though I'm happy to make do with very high level IDs.


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