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Unknown fly

Observed: 11th March 2012 By: Peter PearsonPeter Pearson’s reputation in InvertebratesPeter Pearson’s reputation in InvertebratesPeter Pearson’s reputation in InvertebratesPeter Pearson’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Nick Upton's picture

Not Sarcophaga

Sarcophaga is much bristlier, with redder eyes, shorter wings relative to abdomen, and you'd expect to see a strongly kinked central vein on the wing - not a series of more parallel veins as here. Flies are tough... so many subtly different families, but this looks more like a female Anthomyiidae to me, but I find them hard to separate from Fanniidae or some Muscidae and there may be other possibles... It would take a dipteran expert and maybe more angles of view to be sure. eg clear top view of wing veins.

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.

Peter Pearson's picture

Thanks for all your suggestions

When time allows I will use the above info to do some research. I say when time allows as this retirement game consumes so much time its difficult to fit everything in (or is it slowing down with age ??????)