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A fungus gnat

Observed: 17th August 2011 By: dan_wrench
Natural Shropshire - Biodiversity Partnership
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Description:

Resting on Angelica sylvestris so this is a pretty tiny fly

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

John Bratton's picture

It is a sciarid but I don't

It is a sciarid but I don't thnk you can put a species name on it without dissecting out the genitalia of a male. Yours is female.

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Thanks for that. I'll look

Thanks for that. I'll look out for a male...

Dan Wrench
Biodiversity Officer - Shropshire
dan.wrench@shropshire.gov.uk
www.NaturalShropshire.org.uk
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JohnColdwell's picture

Is there another sciarid with

Is there another sciarid with this distinctive colour scheme?

John Bratton's picture

Apparently so. I had hoped

Apparently so. I had hoped these yellow and black ones could be named on sight but have been told no.

JohnColdwell's picture

Fair enough, it would be

Fair enough, it would be interesting to know what it is. Surely there's no more than two?