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Observed: 10th June 2013 By: Deb1767
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Description:

Approx. 75mm in length.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which a Picture-wing fly (Trypeta zoe) interacts

Comments

Amadan's picture

This may be -

A Picture-Winged Fly, of which there are a great many. If you're lucky, one of the invertebrates geniuses will be able to get it at least to genus.

ophrys's picture

Tephritids

It's always good to report which plant you find these flies on, as they are plant-specific. Any idea what this one was on?

Ian
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Hi Ian,
No - unfortunately not. I was working at my laptop and it flew into the house from the garden. I have a lot of Yellow Irises in flower around my pond at the moment otherwise could be anything. The garden backs onto open rough meadow too.
Thanks for the suggestion though - my first posting on ispot!
Deb

jeremyr's picture

fig 235

I should have mentioned that this is the wing pattern for a female. The male's wing (fig. 234) looks quite different:

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/340877

do you have nettles in your garden?

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