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#1 2016-06-24 00:37:47

RobWolton
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Name: Rob Wolton
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Smal grey acalypterate

I would welcome help with placing this small (2mm body length) fly to family (or better), please.  It was found in a tidal reedbed.  The wings are milky white and the whole body light grey, with very few bristles and none on the frons in front of the ocellae.  Regards, Rob Wolton


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#2 2016-06-24 19:57:56

Tony Irwin
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Re: Smal grey acalypterate

I'd say Leucopis (Chamaemyiidae)

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#3 2016-06-24 22:57:12

RobWolton
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Re: Smal grey acalypterate

Thank you, Tony.  Looking at images on line, I am sure you are right.  Do you happen to know of a key to the British species - I see there's a 334 page tome by Tanasijtshuk in the Fauna of USSR.....  Best wishes, Rob

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#4 2016-06-25 20:55:03

Tony Irwin
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Re: Smal grey acalypterate

Ian McLean is the best person to ask about keys to this group.

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#5 2016-06-26 12:56:57

RobWolton
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Re: Smal grey acalypterate

Thanks Tony

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