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IMG_7901

Observed: 27th September 2013 By: skyesteveskyesteve’s reputation in Invertebratesskyesteve’s reputation in Invertebratesskyesteve’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG_7901
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Diptera interacts

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ophrys's picture

Certainty

You could be right for all I know (!), but a book like Chinery only scratches the surface with flies (in fact, it barely does that). There are about 46 species of Phaonia in the UK, all looking pretty similar...so I admire your certainty! ;)

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ID to species (even to family

ID to species (even to family and genus) from Chinery is totally impossible. You can't go past Diptera with this one.

JohnColdwell's picture

muscid

Looks like a muscid and maybe Phaonia sp. (P.valida lacks pre-sutural acrostichals that seem to be present here).
It resembles a number of common Phaonia species but a specimen would be required for
identification purposes, even to genus, I think, in this case.