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Sicus ferrugineus Nashenden Reserve 270513 4

Observed: 27th May 2013 By: M4251486M4251486’s reputation in InvertebratesM4251486’s reputation in InvertebratesM4251486’s reputation in Invertebrates
Sicus ferrugineus Nashenden Reserve 270513
Sicus ferrugineus Nashenden Reserve 270513 2
Sicus ferrugineus Nashenden Reserve 270513 3
Sicus ferrugineus Nashenden Reserve 270513 4
Description:

Just outside the Kent Wildlife Trust Nashenden Reserve, on the edge of Shoulder of Mutton wood

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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jeremyr's picture

Myopa

something like fasciata or hirsuta etc, but these can only rarely be identified from a photo. Sicus has a yellow face, among other differences

I've never seen one

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ophrys's picture

Myopa

Very nice fly to find. Unfortunately, as Jeremy says, pretty much impossible to identify from a photo. I have had Myopa buccata twice, this week, but the wings of yours are slightly overexposed, making it very hard to see the colour of the cross veins.

The 'white foam' on the face is the hairy bearded jowl, one of the features of some Myopa.

A couple of keys here, though they won't really help you get to an ID, I suspect!

http://home.hccnet.nl/mp.van.veen/conopidae/myopa.html

http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol10_Part03a.pdf

Ian
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