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Big fly

Observed: 22nd May 2012 By: BDeed
Merseyside BioBankThe Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and
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ugfly
Description:

Thought at first this might be a snipe fly, but now not so sure, is a genus even possible?

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Snipeflies

I have vague memory from last year of there being two similar species?

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Snipe

Yes, that is why I went for the 'It's likely...'. The similar species is the uncommon R. strigosus. The differentiation comes in the shape of the 3rd antennal segment...pointed in scolopaceus and blunt in strigosus.

As strigosus is found around Box Hill in Surrey, and not much beyond that, yours is likely to be scolopaceus!

Ian
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