Gymnocheta species, Tunstall Hills, Sunderland

Gymnocheta species, Tunstall Hills, Sunderland

Observation - Gymnocheta species, Tunstall Hills, Sunderland - UK and Ireland. Description: Metallic green fly observed sunbathing on unidentified (plant sp) leaves at the base of Grassy Hill. I initially thought this was a Greenbottle, Lucilia species but this individual did not appear as stocky and has long black hairs on the abdomen. I wond

Metallic green fly observed sunbathing on unidentified (plant sp) leaves at the base of Grassy Hill. I initially thought this was a Greenbottle, Lucilia species but this individual did not appear as stocky and has long black hairs on the abdomen. I wondered about Gymnocheta viridis but have read that separating species relies on counting rows of bristles on thorax – rather out of my comfort zone on this ID point so would welcome advice.