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Beach Muscidae with part-shaded wings. Spilogona sp.
Roger Thomason
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Posted on 08-03-2022 14:41
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Found in a stagnant pool with rotting seaweed and goose crap [I go to all the best places Grin ]

Anyone know which Genus/Species this is? No lateral shots due to ground conditions! awkward
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Edited by Roger Thomason on 12-03-2022 23:20
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Second similar view...
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Tony Irwin
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The male of the other one? (I don't recognize it.)
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 08-03-2022 22:15

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My first suggestion would have been Helina latitarsis but it does seem to have hairy eyes.
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It is bare-eyes and wide-frons Spilogona, but I could not find species level.
Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
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Thank you Tony and Tristram for the input and Nikita for the Genus. Read up on these that they are nigh on impossible from photos. I only have 3 species of Spilogona on the Checklist for Shetland [for what that's worth]! They are
Spilogona falleni, Spilogona surda, Spilogona trianguligera


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