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Is this another Harlequin - plus what is this fly?

Observed: 4th November 2011 By: Lucy CorranderLucy Corrander’s reputation in InvertebratesLucy Corrander’s reputation in InvertebratesLucy Corrander’s reputation in Invertebrates
Description:

Ladybird. Wondering if the prominent white patches mean it is a Harlequin.
Blue Bottle sized fly - not sure it is a Blue Bottle though. Brown top to head where antenna stick out.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) interacts

Comments

Syrphus's picture

The fly is a blowfly,

The fly is a blowfly, possibly Calliphora sp., but you can only reasonably put one ID one each observation so I am not going to add it above.

M.

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Lucy Corrander's picture

Two Observations

Thanks Syrphus.

I wasn't sure what to do about the observations. The ladybird and fly were so close together I couldn't separate them sensibly for uploading. On the other hand, I thought it would be a bit odd to upload the same picture twice. If only one could ask creatures to pose a little more apart!

Lucy

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DavidHowdon's picture

Twice

I'd upload it twice and be clear in the text of each upload what you would like IDd under that picture.

Refugee's picture

Editor

I would have used the image editor that came with my disk operating system in the past in your case it would be to produce a near to square image containing the legs of the fly and a second containing the fly and part of the face of the ladybird. The smaller images upload more quickly.

Refugee