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unknown fly ..huge head+chunky body
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Posted on 16-05-2007 22:30
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Please could anyone help me to id this? found today in rural sussex uk ...maybe about 10mm ?
I was wondering if it could be a Tachinid...but im not sure...never seen one like it before.


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Posted on 16-05-2007 22:34
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i would say Calliphora sp. (Calliphoridae) finishing emerging from the pupa.
that extended face I think that is ptilinum inflated in pos-pupa stage.
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Posted on 16-05-2007 22:59
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Jorge is absolutely right, and the pale anterior spiracle, pale basicosta and orange jowls with black hairs all point to Calliphora vicina
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Posted on 17-05-2007 17:19
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thanks for the help Jorge + TonySmile
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