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Chymomyza caudatula and/or ...
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Posted on 04-09-2021 00:00

Location: Edinburgh, UK
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Hi all!

Collected from broken branches in Sussex, Southern UK

What am I looking at?

Chymomyza caudatula males for the bottom two on the left? (on the UK list since 2019?)

What is top left and the two on the right? fuscimana? distincta? Something else?

Can I possibly tell without killing the fly? What character would I need to photograph?


djo attached the following image:

Jan Maca
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Posted on 04-09-2021 09:37

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The two lower flies in the left column are C. caudatula. The other four flies belong to the cluster of species which can be identified just according to subtle details of genitalia.
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Posted on 04-09-2021 10:17

Location: Edinburgh, UK
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Thank you! I will have to wait until I get back to a microscope.

Best wishes,

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23.09.21 15:29
All sorted.

16.09.21 22:24
Sorry put 5 new threads in Asilidae forum instead in Syrphidae forum, can pleas an admin move it to Syrph? THANKS, Norbert

09.09.21 07:48

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wing ventation is totally different

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Hi, what's the major difference between dolichopodidae and rhagionidae? Can someone help me? Thanks!

28.06.21 15:24
thx TO eklans

03.06.21 11:11
@Tony Irwin Thank you Tony! I've emailed you there Pfft

02.06.21 22:26
Rob - can you PM me with an e-mail address, and I'll send it over.

02.06.21 13:16
Hello chaps! Does anyone have a copy of: Revision of the willow catkin flies, genus Egle Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera: Anthomyiidae), in Europe and neighbouring areas ?? I'd be ever so grateful! Rob

31.05.21 14:31
The part that got deleted is "longer, dark median stripe on thorax"

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