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#1 2014-08-25 17:59:50

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Sarcophaga

I am drawing a complete blank with this one. I have it as Sarcophaga but cannot match it to anything in Pape, or Richet et.al. So I guess I must be misinterpreting something. Does the aedegus in the attached image remind anyone of any species in particular?

Maybe it is not even Sarcophaga? But I can't make a match with any other genera either.


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#2 2014-08-25 18:42:56

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Re: Sarcophaga

Nigel - it  may be worth checking out sinuata

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#3 2014-08-25 18:57:06

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Re: Sarcophaga

Thanks Tony , that does look promising.


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#4 2014-08-26 12:18:31

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Re: Sarcophaga

The anterior patch of golden hairs on the mid femur should clinch it.

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#5 2014-08-26 21:54:06

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Re: Sarcophaga

Nigel has posted the specimen to me so I'll report back when I have seen it smile

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#6 2014-08-27 14:46:54

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Re: Sarcophaga

Curiously I didn't see the golden hairs even though I looked for them. The aedegus matches sinuata very well though. Await results of comparison with NHM material.....


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#7 2014-08-28 22:34:14

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Re: Sarcophaga

I think I can see the hairs but they are not as clearly golden as the key would imply. I will do some photos of this specimen and a similar-sized specimen of a different species to compare them. There is certainly a shiny patch of hairs so I think it is sinuata - something I have never seen before smile

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#8 2014-08-29 11:33:20

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Re: Sarcophaga

I saw two specimens recently, courtesy of Rob Wolton's famous hedge. The patch of golden hairs was much more obvious on one than on the other, where the adjective "golden" was stretching it a bit. However, the patch of hairs was certainly different from those around it. I think you have sinuata.

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#9 2014-09-01 17:57:56

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#10 2014-09-02 11:36:11

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Re: Sarcophaga

That's a beauty! If they were always as obvious as that there wouldn't be a problem. But unfortunately, they're not.

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