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#1 2015-03-24 11:50:17

abbyrhodes
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Name: Abigail Rhodes
Registered: 2015-03-05
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Pollenia rudis

I used the Canadian key to identify the fly in the images. I am a beginner so if I am wrong please let me know. The fly was basking on my house wall in Sutherland on 23 March 2015. The lappets of posterior thoracic spiracle are tan, basicosta brown. Presutural anterior supra-alar seta are present. The facial carina between antennae is prominent and there are 3 anterodorsal seta on mid tibia. Could someone please verify this for me.


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#2 2015-03-27 17:08:11

JohnShowers
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Name: John Showers
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Re: Pollenia rudis

Sounds right but I am no expert. There is another key to UK Pollenia here
http://www.hbrg.org.uk/FoHW/Pollenia/Key.pdf

I do not know whether it is better than the Canadian key but it gives you an alternative way of checking.

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#3 2015-03-27 19:56:21

abbyrhodes
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Name: Abigail Rhodes
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Re: Pollenia rudis

Thank you very much John, I will have a look smile

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#4 2015-03-31 15:09:48

delsmith444
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Re: Pollenia rudis

Pollenia can be tricky and yours is a female (aint they always) They cannot be det from a photo. But rudis is common in Aberdeenshire, as are many others of the genus!

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