Basking on Hawthorn at wood edge
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Ian, were you able to rule out Sargus cuprarius? There does seem to be a bit of a dark wing-cloud marking on this one.
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It's a while ago, now...I'll dig the specimen out and check! Thanks, Martin.
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Yes, I'm just starting to go through all the Larger Brachycera on iSpot, so there may be one or two queries from a while ago!
Checked the specimen and there is not really much of a wing shade....I have 4 specimens and they all look the same...very weak darkening around the discal cell. I think the light is making it look darker than it really is. Nothing that would make me think it needed dissecting.
Thanks for the prompt, anyway...worth a second look.
Thanks for checking Ian, I'm happy to agree the ID based on your confirmation. Sargus cuprarius has seemingly become very scarce, so it's definitely worth checking.
Lat/Lng: 53.9, -0.8
OS grid ref: SE8153