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#1 2019-06-23 23:50:12

Mmmm
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Name: Martin Scarratt
From: St Albans
Registered: 2018-08-03
Posts: 18

Symphoromyia immaculata (Limestone Snifefly)?

Is it a Limestone Snipefly?

... and notice it has a huge dent in each eye! Is that normal??


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#2 2019-06-24 16:56:48

Tony Irwin
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Name: Tony Irwin
From: Norwich
Registered: 2008-03-01
Posts: 835

Re: Symphoromyia immaculata (Limestone Snifefly)?

It does look to be Symphoromyia immaculata. I don't come across this species often, but I would say that the dents in the eyes are a result of blunt force trauma. (It flew into something too fast, or it happened in the ground when it was still soft following eclosion from the pupa.)

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