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Small fly

Observed: 15th May 2011 By: orangehooforangehoof’s reputation in Invertebratesorangehoof’s reputation in Invertebratesorangehoof’s reputation in Invertebratesorangehoof’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Small fly (~4-5mm) on a dock leaf.

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Syrphus's picture

I think as this is a female,

I think as this is a female, the metatarsus need not be very swollen. I found lots of B. chalybata and M. cyaneiventris on tree trunks yesterday. See http://www.diptera.info/images/photoalbum/album_48/berismating.jpg.

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Ardea's picture

Beris/Chorisops

Your quite right Ophrys definitely one of the above genera. I've delved into Stubbs and Drake, Britis Soldierflies etc and wonder.
Eyes hairy, and spines number four, large and bald = Chorisops.
Eyes lacking hairs and spines 4 - 6 with hairs = beris = Beris.
It certainly looks like it has hairs on the scutelar spines, I can't vouch for the eyes on the photo.
If it was Beris I get either morrisii/chalybata. Chorisops it might be tibialis