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#1 2017-04-11 18:12:14

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Name: Array Array
Registered: 2014-08-20
Posts: 61

Botaniphila fugax - thumbs up/down please!

This male swept from woodland edge
Loc: Dalgety Bay, Fife
Grid: NT1582
alt: 10m

I feel pretty good about this one, but you never know!


https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3955/33162984683_16e273e0c1.jpgBotanophila-fugax-DBY-20170410_220451, on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2861/33818280072_4b744cbabb.jpgBotanophila-fugax-DBY-20170410_230723, on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2842/33162985113_be4016b759.jpgBotanophila-fugax-DBY-20170410_225721, on Flickr



#2 2017-04-14 11:33:25

Michael Ackland
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Name: Michael Ackland
Registered: 2008-06-14
Posts: 181

Re: Botaniphila fugax - thumbs up/down please!

The lateral view of the surstyli and apex of the cercal plate indicate that it is Botanophila fugax.  I should check the characters in the Botanophila key to confirm this. Namely the acrostichal setae and leg chaetotaxy.



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