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Fly sp.

Observed: 5th September 2011 By: rjbeerjbee’s reputation in Invertebratesrjbee’s reputation in Invertebratesrjbee’s reputation in Invertebrates
Fly sp.
Description:

Found on window inside house.

Identifications
  • a soldier-fly (Sargus sp.)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
  •  
    Likely ID
    Chorisops
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Dioctria's picture

Antennae

I wondered about Sargus too, but the antennae don't look right. (At least nothing like S. bipunctatus which is the only one I know first hand.) They look more like a robberfly, but I can't see any piercing mouthparts either.

David

Syrphus's picture

Yes, that is me not looking

Yes, that is me not looking at the books again. Doesn't look like any asilid I know, and I can't see any mouthparts or 'beard'. I will wait for the experts (what I should have done earlier!).

M.

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JohnColdwell's picture

Beris, isn't it?

Beris, isn't it?

Syrphus's picture

I can't see the spines on the

I can't see the spines on the scutellum, which is why I went instead for Sargus.

M.

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JohnColdwell's picture

Ah yes, I see your point.

Ah yes, I see your point. Worth a bit more scrutiny when I get the chance.

JohnColdwell's picture

Chorisops then

Chorisops then

Syrphus's picture

That looks good, John. Why

That looks good, John. Why not trump my ID? We don't get Chorisops up here, so I am relieved that I hit the right family if the wrong genus.

M.

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