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#1 2019-07-14 00:58:00

Mmmm
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Name: Martin Scarratt
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A Handsome Spiney Specimen

Can anybody help me with this one? I'm afraid I haven't a clue!


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#2 2019-07-17 18:34:14

conopid
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Re: A Handsome Spiney Specimen

MIGHT be Eriothrix rufomaculata (Tachinidae)


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#3 2019-07-21 01:13:31

Mmmm
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Name: Martin Scarratt
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Re: A Handsome Spiney Specimen

Ooh, thanks Conopid...
Which bits are you sure/ unsure about?
Tachinidae (it looks like it to me now I know what to look for)
Eriothrix sp.? Are you sure or unsure about this?
I've looked at pics of Eriothrix rufomaculata and all the pics i have seen seem to have shaded wings and orange on the abdomen, but my specimen does not. Does that matter? Is there that much variation in colour in this species?

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#4 2019-07-22 17:11:06

Howard Bentley
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Re: A Handsome Spiney Specimen

All the E. rufomaculata I have ever seen have had red abdominal patches - which doesn't mean, of course, that they all have! I tentatively suggest that this isn't E. rufomaculata, but I don't attempt Tachinids from pictures, so I can go no further. I'm sure someone else will.

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#5 2019-07-23 10:08:00

Mmmm
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Name: Martin Scarratt
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Re: A Handsome Spiney Specimen

Ok, thanks Howard.

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