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Jonathan - Two winged fly (Diptera) - 22 July 2008 - 3:50pm

Observed: 22nd July 2008 By: Jonathan
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Two-winged fly (Diptera) 22-07-2008 cropped
Description:

Pretty ordinary looking fly, but I wonder what it is? I know flies are difficult, but is it possible to say anything from a picture like this?

Identifications
  • Two winged fly (Diptera)
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    Likely ID
    Flesh fly (Sarcophagidae - Sarcophagini - possibly Sarcophaga sp.)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

family Sarcpphagidae

It's possible to say that it is a flesh-fly, family Sarcophagidae, of which there are 60 British species, many of which require dissection for identification. Considered to be one of the more challenging fly families!

Martin Harvey
Biodiversity Observatory

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Entomologist and biological recorder

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Fascinating! Jonathan

Fascinating!
Jonathan Silvertown

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

ChrisR's picture

Sarcophagini - cf. Sarcophaga

To me it's possible to go further and to say that it must belong to the tribe Sarcophagini (red eyes, striped body, large size etc) and most probably Sarcophaga sp. :)

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Great. Thanks.

Great. Thanks.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

pebbles2001's picture

birds

i work as part of the RSPB and i ask any users of ispot to please iinform me of any birds found in London or Essex.

i appreciate any comments you give.

Becky

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Hello, Becky. You can see

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Jonathan

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

pebbles2001's picture

thank you very much i would

thank you very much i would appreciate that we have produced many maps and that will help thank you and please up date me as soon as you know more.

Becky