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Muscina

Observed: 17th April 2013 By: MartincitoMartincito’s reputation in InvertebratesMartincito’s reputation in InvertebratesMartincito’s reputation in InvertebratesMartincito’s reputation in Invertebrates
Muscina
IMG_3952
IMG_3984
IMG_4006
Description:

First dead fly found in the conservatory this year.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Wing venation and reddish tip

Wing venation and reddish tip to the scutellum are consistent with Muscina (Colyer & Hammond). See also http://www.diptera.info/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=54101

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Coincidence?

According to http://eol.org/pages/1032844/details larva of Muscina may be found in the nests of Vespula vulgaris. I found this fly at same time as I found the wasp shown in www.ispot.org.uk/node/322645...