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#1 2014-08-05 23:05:35

Andrew Cunningham
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Name: Andrew Cunningham
From: Devon, UK.
Registered: 2010-11-05
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ID : Sarcophagidae species?

Hello,

The stubborn remnants of a batch from the last Devon Fly group meeting up in North Devon include what I think is a Sarcophagid species. I do not think I have a chance with this one at all so I would like to ask if anyone recognises it either to genus or species please. It was taken from a small rocky river very near the coast at Heddon's Valley a few weeks ago.

Regards,
Andrew.


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#2 2014-08-06 14:12:49

ChrisR
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Re: ID : Sarcophagidae species?

Have you checked it in the rhinophorid keys? The calyptrae are standing off from the scutellum and are quite small which would indicate Rhinophoridae smile

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#3 2014-08-06 14:36:09

Howard Bentley
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Re: ID : Sarcophagidae species?

Possibly the Rhinophorid Tricogena rubricosa. I think that's the only one that fits the wing venation, and the markings on abdomen and thorax look right.

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#4 2014-08-06 21:02:39

Andrew Cunningham
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Name: Andrew Cunningham
From: Devon, UK.
Registered: 2010-11-05
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Re: ID : Sarcophagidae species?

Thanks Chris and Howard. After getting a copy of the surprisingly small key, I got it to Howard's suggestion of Tricogena rubricosa.

Now for a few Anthomyiidae specimens then that's that batch done!

Regards,
Andrew.

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