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Unknown fly

Observed: 19th March 2008 By: oceanlis2000oceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebratesoceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebratesoceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG 6534 (2)

The venation and mouthparts can be seen, is it a female?

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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This is one of the many species of fly that go under the general name 'green-bottle'. I think Neomyia cornicina is the most likely option, and I agree it is a female (due the the broad 'frons', or face area between the eyes).

A diagram showing where the 'acrostichal bristles' are is at:

Entomologist and biological recorder

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Unknown fly

Thanks for your comments, I've got no idea about insects at all