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Black wide-bodied fly

Observed: 11th August 2013 By: orchid_borchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebrates
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chrisbrooks's picture

Pipiza

If I am correct with Pipiza I believe it is a very difficult genus to identify species from photographs.

orchid_b's picture

Good quote from Stubbs/Falk

"This genus provides one of the most infuriating and intractable taxonomic problems one could find anywhere among the British Diptera" !

I'll try and catch the next one I see and send it off to the hoverfly recording scheme.

Jamie from Briantspuddle