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Small fly on flowers

Observed: 10th September 2013 By: Steve_VSteve_V’s reputation in InvertebratesSteve_V’s reputation in InvertebratesSteve_V’s reputation in InvertebratesSteve_V’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

This small fly, maybe 6-8mm has been on flowers all over my garden for the last few weeks. Any ideas?

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jeremyr's picture

tachinid

I'd certainly do these red-legged ones as Siphona - are they not everywhere further north as well? A long fold-up proboscis. Double-checking Actia (dark legs & abdomen) I realise I've come across a few but dismissed them as this

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Siphona

I almost put in Siphona, but was not sure that I was seeing a geniculate proboscis on this one. I dare say it is. Siphona are very common here, yes.

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Steve_V's picture

Siphona looks good

While you were typing this I was looking through the Tachinid recording scheme gallery - Siphona looks very good for this and maybe Siphona geniculata is the most likely.