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#1 2014-11-07 01:40:24

PhilC
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Name: Phil Collins
From: Essex
Registered: 2013-10-25
Posts: 29

Mycetophilidae: Greenomyia mongolica?

South Essex, 1 October 2014, in a pile of mouldy hedge clippings.

I haven't previously attempted identification of Mycetophilidae but this one had such a distinctive appearance that I thought it was worth a shot. However, I was unable to key it out using Hutson et al. (1980) although the wing venation seemed similar to Leia. After quite a bit of searching on the web I now think it is probably Greenomyia mongolica, which was not added to the British list until 2008. Is it possible to confirm the identification from these photos? I have the specimen, if more detail is needed.

Thanks,
Phil


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#2 2014-11-07 15:56:16

chandgnats
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Name: Peter Chandler
Registered: 2008-04-15
Posts: 37

Re: Mycetophilidae: Greenomyia mongolica?

Yes, this is Greenomya mongolica. It's now quite widespread in southern England with a number of records from gardens. Couyd you please give me the grid reference

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#3 2014-11-07 16:34:58

PhilC
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Name: Phil Collins
From: Essex
Registered: 2013-10-25
Posts: 29

Re: Mycetophilidae: Greenomyia mongolica?

Thank you, Peter. The grid reference is TQ562864.

Best wishes,
Phil

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