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#1 2017-11-01 19:14:38

Alan Outen
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Name: Alan Outen
Registered: 2010-06-24
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A Fungus gnat from Flitwick Moor, Beds, species 3

Flitwick Moor in Bedfordshire is an excellent site for very many groups of organisms including Higher Plants, Bryophytes, Fungi, Birds, Diptera, Coleoptera, Sawflies and many other insect groups. I lead a fungus foray there last Saurday and we recorded over 80 species of Fungi within 100 metres of the carpark. In the afternoon two of us returned to the Cotton Grass clearing to look for insects, finding a range of interesting species. Among the Diptera I have three which I think are perhaps Fungus gnats. I will post these three separately in case anyone is able to suggest identifications. I do have the specimens of all three.
All were swept from low vegetation at TL146353 on 28 Oct 2017.

This is the third one. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. I wonder if this one might be an Epicypta sp.?

Many thanks

Alan


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#2 2017-11-02 23:25:15

chandgnats
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Name: Peter Chandler
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Re: A Fungus gnat from Flitwick Moor, Beds, species 3

Yes, probably E. aterrima

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#3 2017-11-03 11:26:40

Alan Outen
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Re: A Fungus gnat from Flitwick Moor, Beds, species 3

Very many thanks Peter. Did you look at my oter two species? I do have all three specimens.

Best wishes

alan

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