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Eristalinus

Observed: 9th June 2012 By: jeremyrjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebrates
Eristalinus 1
Eristalinus 2
Eristalinus 3
Eristalinus 5
Eristalinus 6
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jeremyr's picture

sepulchralis

For these reasons I'd still put my money on sepulchralis: broad black hourglass shape on t3 & 4, shortish, stubby abdomen, faint grey thoracic stripes, eyes narrowly separated - but I've nothing to compare it with so am staying with genus

I put this up as sepulchralis the day before. There were no others and no response so lost my nerve

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Expert

I don't see these enough to be sure. Hopefully, Roger will come along and comment.

Ian
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only one

thanks anyway, I've not seen a second one.
Does your interest area include Sciomyzidae?

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ophrys's picture

Sciomyzidae

Yes, to the extent that I collect some for future identification. But no, to the extent that I cannot get hold of a copy of Rozkosný at the moment! If anyone reading this knows where to get a copy of the Sciomyzidae of Fennoscandia, I would love to know about it!

Ian
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Rozkosný

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sciomyzidae-Diptera-Fennoscandia-Entomologica-Sc...

- too steep for me!

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Cheap

What's the matter with you, Jeremy...that only comes out at about £10 per species.

Luckily I have the offer of a copy to borrow, now, when I need it!

Thanks, anyway!

Ian
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will look out for Rozkosny

an intriguing family I've become fond of since finding Coremacera marginata

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a second one!

another of these today, about 500m north of here, this one with much bolder black/grey hourglass shape on the abdomen.
Also on the same spot my first V. bombylans, a probable Anasimyia with an odd gelatinous-looking snout, and what looks like C. illustrata but with pale basal half of the tibiae.

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