a fairly large and distinctive-looking member of the House Fly family on Hogweed
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There are a few muscids that have bent discal veins (most of the Muscinae, and Muscina, Myiospila and Graphomya in the Phaoniinae).
recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.
I'm not sure that the picture is really clear enough to be certain that there is no ad seta on the mid tibia, so is there another way to tell that this is not G. minor?
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I don't know the other one, which is why I was tentative. The key cites the shape of the abdomen as a feature B>L in maculata, L>B in minor, and I thought this was broader than long.
That's useful,thanks. I shall try and get a few specimens to have a look at, I've never bothered with them before.
Lat/Lng: 51.7597, -0.1757
OS grid ref: TL260083