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#1 2017-06-18 21:34:46

PondProdder
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Name: Linda Pryke
Registered: 2016-08-18
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Scathophaga furcata?

Wolsey centre, Staffordshire, 3rd May 2017.
Hi, hoping this is a Scathophagid, but didn't look hairy enough for stercoraria.
Help appreciated, Hoping i'm at least in the right family, thanks.


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#2 2017-06-21 20:29:30

Geoff F
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Re: Scathophaga furcata?

Scathophagidae can be tricky but some aren't too bad if you have a specimen or very clear photos of the relevant areas.

Yours has orange antennae so yes I agree it isn't stercoraria. It could be furcata going by the dark mark on the front femur but there are other items which would be required for a positive identification. Several other species also have a similar mark on the femur.

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#3 2017-06-25 17:34:42

PondProdder
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Name: Linda Pryke
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Re: Scathophaga furcata?

many thanks.

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