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#1 2017-06-27 16:59:14

AmandaB
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Name: Amanda Brown
From: Oxfordshire
Registered: 2016-08-03
Posts: 13

Hairy Fly

Could anyone please id this fly?  Maybe it's just the 'pose' that's putting me off but I can't think what it could be.

I've had to crop the photos a lot to get them to the accepted size, so hope enough detail is still there.

Thanks

Amanda


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#2 2017-06-27 18:01:36

anymarks
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Name: Neil Marks
From: Norfolk
Registered: 2009-08-07
Posts: 93

Re: Hairy Fly

It looks like Scathophaga stercoraria - with a nasty attack of fungus around the abdomen

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#3 2017-06-27 19:12:18

AmandaB
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Name: Amanda Brown
From: Oxfordshire
Registered: 2016-08-03
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Re: Hairy Fly

Thanks for that.  I had wondered about it being a Dung fly but then decided the wing position and 'stripes' on the abdomen weren't right.  So it's the fungus that's caused my uncertainty.

Thanks for your help.

Amanda

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#4 2017-06-27 21:16:36

anymarks
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Name: Neil Marks
From: Norfolk
Registered: 2009-08-07
Posts: 93

Re: Hairy Fly

If you 'google' entomopathogenic fungus you will find lots of examples.

The first time I came across it I spent ages trying to ID a fly with a pink banded abdomen.......

Regards, Neil

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