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House Fly?

Observed: 15th March 2012 By: MartincitoMartincito’s reputation in InvertebratesMartincito’s reputation in InvertebratesMartincito’s reputation in InvertebratesMartincito’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG_1055
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Thanks Syrphus. I have some

Thanks Syrphus. I have some other pictures but all of the fly in the same spot. I spent ages on line looking for a guide to the venation without success. I really need a better reference. Any suggestion for a good fly book, or web site?

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http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sit

http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/old_res_handbooks/Vol09_Pa...

I hope you have a microscope and a strong constitution! But having recently started in Muscidae I can say it is very rewarding and exciting.

M.

TRY

recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.

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Thanks!

Well I do have a microscope. Not sure about the constitution, but I am certainly tempted to try and focus in on the odd specimen now and again.

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Link

Hi

I followed the link and it took me to a handbook on Dolichopidae rather than Muscidae.

Keith

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Sorry - try

Sorry - try http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/old_res_handbooks/Vol10_Pa.... Dolichopodids are even more tricky. A number of old RES keys are downloadable from http://www.royensoc.co.uk/publications/index.htm.

M.

TRY

recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.

kcf32's picture

Muscidae

Thanks

Keith

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I found the list of keys and

I found the list of keys and downloaded the Muscidae info. The Handbook of which they form part must have been ENORMOUS!