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#1 2008-09-30 22:13:10

jaapiella
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Name: Scotty Dodd
From: Surrey/Hants border
Registered: 2008-06-27
Posts: 64

Miltogramma

Hello again

Also looking for any distribution info on Miltogramma punctata (Dip. Sarcophagidae). NBN shows a handfull of records (4 x 10km sq's) but the species is no doubt under represented.

This one from 'waved' heathland on Isles of Scilly (VC1), SV942158, 07.vii.2008 (Det: G.A.Collins)

Apparently cleptoparasitic upon a wide range of ground nesting aculeate hymenoptera (both wasps and bees). Eclectic culinary tastes it would seem... (unless it just eats the grubs?)

Cheers

S

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#2 2008-10-01 14:06:03

Mark
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Name: Mark Mitchell
From: Hampshire
Registered: 2008-06-17
Posts: 273

Re: Miltogramma

Hi Scotty

Nothing to do with Diptera, but probably still of interest to DF members?

There is a feature on the BBC web site about the Formica rufibarbis you collected on Scilly.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/7643516.stm


Mark

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#3 2008-10-01 21:48:38

jaapiella
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Name: Scotty Dodd
From: Surrey/Hants border
Registered: 2008-06-27
Posts: 64

Re: Miltogramma

Thanks Mark

Had not seen this one. Good to see the journalistic attention to detail (or lack of) prevails...

S

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