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Picture-wing

Observed: 20th June 2012 By: BDeed
Merseyside BioBankThe Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and
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mapwingedFly
Description:

Numerous small flies, i think are picture wing but unsure if species is poss.?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Tephritis bardanae interacts

Comments

BDeed's picture

Nice

I didn't think a species level identification of any confidence would be possible so thank you!

Syrphus's picture

They are not too tricky, and

They are not too tricky, and the plant you find it on is a huge hint. Always worth saying what the plant is if it is not obvious. Most Tephritids will be found on or close to the host plant, which varies with the fly but is specific to it (sometimes at species level, sometimes genus, sometimes family). You can easily find a range of them by going from one host plant to the next - a different fly species on thistle, burdock, knapweed, rose, hawthorn, ox-eye, hogweed etc.

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BDeed's picture

Good to know

Thanks again, i shall bear that in mind.