These were all over the chine and clifftop yesterday.
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Thank you for the correct identification. Is there an 'easy' way to identify these?
But a good series of photos from different angles obviously helps. You need to see leg bristles, face hairs, tergite pattern, hairs on sternites, details of genitalia...etc. You could compare to the photos here, too...
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There is no easy way to identify asilidae but as the number of species is limited in NW Europe it is not impossible. A pity we cant see the legs properly but this is almost certain Machimus cingulatus.
How is your Dutch lately?http://waarneming.nl/download/fotogidsAsilidae.pdf
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