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Calliphoridae? -> probable Bellardia viarum
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Posted on 12-05-2021 23:19

Location: West Sussex, UK
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I'm guessing this is some sort of calliphorid, but I'm not entirely sure. Any help with the ID would be much appreciated. This fly was photographed on 11/05/2021 in the margin of a commercial strawberry field in Kent, UK.

Many thanks,
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Edited by evdebs on 13-05-2021 08:44
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Posted on 13-05-2021 08:04

Location: Franconia, Germany
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Hi Dylan, I'm quite sure it's a male Bellardia. With only one pv bristle on the fore tibia and the long hairs on tergite 4 it's probably a B. viarum.

Greetings, Eric
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Posted on 13-05-2021 08:43

Location: West Sussex, UK
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Hi Eric, that's great. Thank you very much for the help with the ID! I've never seen a Bellardia sp. before, so this is a new one for me.

All the best,
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