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Tachinid

Observed: 5th May 2012 By: ophrys
Yorkshire Naturalists' Union
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vburton's picture

What a handsome beastie!

What a handsome beastie!

Matt Smith's picture

Carcelia

Your fly certainly has the look of a Carcelia species with large eyes and the orange scutellum. These are a fairly tricky genus to ID - males can be separated by the differences in genitalia but females are more difficult and you have to measure eye/head width ratios. There are also 2 species of Carcelia that are "new to Britain" since Belshaw's key was produced. Carcelia sp is the best that can be done from a photo like this.

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Carcelia

Thanks, Matt. I just wanted to know I was not missing something obvious. I notice that the Tachinid website has an updated key to the genus, so I shall try to run it through that later...I have the specimen.

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