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Triarthria setipennis

Observed: 27th May 2013 By: jeremyrjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebrates
Triarthria setipennis
2
4
specimen s
hairs all along veins R1 and R4+5
1st segment longer than 2nd
Description:

A parasite of Earwigs, this looked very much like a flesh fly, so I was surprised when I found a sub-scutellum. Even more surprising were the aristae in three segments, like an extra antenna. Not to mention all the hairs on the wing. Found in a hedgerow near the lake.
my tachinid flies

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Triarthria setipennis

From your description, the name is spot on! Very nice.

Ian
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Triarthria

a rather satisfying phonetic texture to it, like Eriothrix, as if it really should be said aloud. Wish I knew what it meant..

I tend to do better with bare-eyed subjects.

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Name

"Three-jointed bristle-wing". Sums up what you said about the antennae and the hairs on R1.

Ian
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names

that's excellent. Ispot should have a department that looking at scientific names and naming to understand meanings and changes

or in the harshest part of the winter for example, we could drop the wildlife altogether and just do latin

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