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#1 2014-08-28 22:01:31

Andrew Cunningham
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Name: Andrew Cunningham
From: Devon, UK.
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ID : Calliphoridae

Hello,

I have attached some images of a specimen taken from Heathland in East Devon a couple of weeks ago. I suspect this might be a Phormia regina but would like to ask for a learned opinion here please.

Regards,
Andrew.


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#2 2014-08-28 23:50:28

Stephane Lebrun
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Re: ID : Calliphoridae

I think it's a male Protocalliphora azurea. Anterior spiracle's not orange and thoracic setae are rather strong (including prst. acr., excluding also Protophormia).

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#3 2014-08-29 19:30:34

Andrew Cunningham
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Re: ID : Calliphoridae

Hello Stephane,

Many thanks for the correction. In this case, I shall retain this one for when I have the resources to key it out.

Regards,
Andrew.

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#4 2014-08-30 15:01:13

ChrisR
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Re: ID : Calliphoridae

I think initially I had difficulty with that couplet too - one of the features wasn't obvious and I accidentally went to Phormia. Protocalliphora azurea is very common out there smile

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