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#1 2017-11-01 19:07:03

Alan Outen
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Name: Alan Outen
Registered: 2010-06-24
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fungus gnat species from Flitwick Moor Beds, species 2

Flitwick Moor in Bedfordshire is an excellent site for very many groups of organisms including Higher Plants, Bryophytes, Fungi, Birds, Diptera, Coleoptera, Sawflies and many other insect groups. I lead a fungus foray there last Saurday and we recorded over 80 species of Fungi within 100 metres of the carpark. In the afternoon two of us returned to the Cotton Grass clearing to look for insects, finding a range of interesting species. Among the Diptera I have three which I think are perhaps Fungus gnats. I will post these three separately in case anyone is able to suggest identifications. I do have the specimens of all three.
All were swept from low vegetation at TL146353 on 28 Oct 2017.

This is the second one. Any suggestions greatly appreciated

Many thanks

Alan


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#2 2017-11-04 14:28:23

oxycera
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Re: fungus gnat species from Flitwick Moor Beds, species 2

I think that one is a sciarid.

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#3 2017-11-04 14:52:24

Alan Outen
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Re: fungus gnat species from Flitwick Moor Beds, species 2

Thanks John. I get the impression that that is not a popular family.

Best wishes

Alan

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#4 2017-11-04 19:48:26

oxycera
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Re: fungus gnat species from Flitwick Moor Beds, species 2

I think you are correct wink

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#5 2017-11-05 10:41:13

Alan Outen
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Re: fungus gnat species from Flitwick Moor Beds, species 2

At least I got that right then!

Alan

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