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Snipe Fly

Observed: 31st May 2013 By: Duxbury RamblerDuxbury Rambler’s reputation in InvertebratesDuxbury Rambler’s reputation in InvertebratesDuxbury Rambler’s reputation in InvertebratesDuxbury Rambler’s reputation in Invertebrates
Snipe Fly
Snipe Fly
Snipe Fly
Snipe Fly
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Mark at Magdalen's picture

Nice photos

Nice photos

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Rhagio

There are 6 species of Rhagio in the UK only 2 do NOT have Mottled Wings Rhagio tringarius R. annulatus (rare)

Rhagio lineola dark wing stigma
Rhagio notatus wing stigma
Rhagio scolopaceus Mottled

Plus one other R. strigosus Mottled

WLR

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Mottled

No, mottled wings is a feature only found in 2 species, scolopaceus and strigosus. A dark stigma alone does not equate to 'mottled wings'. One spot does not a mottle make!

Ian
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Rhagio

I did not say a Stigma equated to Mottled Wings Ian you concluded that

ie Because I have a pint of milk outside my front door does not mean I have a cow in the back garden LOL

I simply stated the facts there are 6 UK Species
two have no markings
two have dark stigma
two have mottled wings

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WLR

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Mottled

Mmmm? But you did say that there are 6 species of Rhagio in the UK and only 2 species do NOT have mottled wings. Therefore, you were saying that four species do have mottled wings. I could only then assume that your mottling referred to the stigma, as there is nothing else on the wings of a spotty variety!

Nice family of flies, anyway. lineola will be out in numbers, soon, on birches.

Ian
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All Good Stuff ... I am sure

All Good Stuff ...

I am sure everyone is wiser

scolepterus is particular rife last week

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WLR