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#1 2019-07-12 14:32:59

colinleb
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Name: Colin Le Boutillier
From: Luton, Bedfordshire
Registered: 2008-03-03
Posts: 250

Chloropid for ID

So many ways to go wrong with these.  Am I anywhere near with Trachysiphonella scutellata please?  If not can I have a pointer to which way to go please?  Beds.  11 July 2019.


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#2 2019-07-12 18:40:53

Tony Irwin
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Name: Tony Irwin
From: Norwich
Registered: 2008-03-01
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Re: Chloropid for ID

Not Trachysiphonella, which has shorter wing veins (M1+2 ends at or before wing tip). I'd start with something like Thaumatomyia notata (note the flat scutellum with closely approximated apical bristles)

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#3 2019-07-13 11:55:45

colinleb
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Name: Colin Le Boutillier
From: Luton, Bedfordshire
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Posts: 250

Re: Chloropid for ID

Thanks Tony.  I'll have another go.

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