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Large horsefly

Observed: 27th June 2011 By: dan_wrench
Natural Shropshire - Biodiversity Partnership
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Description:

Very large and docile horsefly. Thankfully didn't seem hungry. Probably as this looks to be a male.. not sure though. Hence the bag

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

David Gibbs's picture

looks too small

for sudeticus, most likely autumnalis but cannot be sure from these photos

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It was 2.5cm minimum in

It was 2.5cm minimum in length and I've more photos if there is a particular angle that might help. Thanks.

Dan Wrench
Biodiversity Officer - Shropshire
dan.wrench@shropshire.gov.uk
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