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Black fly on a Buddleia leaf

Observed: 21st May 2013 By: grant burleighgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebrates
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jeremyr's picture

Chamaepsila

strikingly similar to a specimen I collected a few days ago

Edit: wing/body-length looks different, plus the way the wings are held. Perhaps you could try it on Dipterists forum and see if it can be narrowed down

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Chamaepsila

Thanks for the comments which I shall follow up.

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cont.

Dipterists Forum has come up with a female
Cordilura albipes (Scathophagidae).

jeremyr's picture

Cordilura

yes, I didn't notice the side of the thorax is pale in that way because of the angle (image 1). Here's my male from the autumn:

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/304576

Add it as an id with the usual acknowledgement, I'm certainly convinced

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