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Beach Anthomyiidae ~ Muscidae Limnophora sp.
Roger Thomason
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Posted on 08-03-2022 14:48
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Anyone stick a Genus on this female Antho. found at a stagnant pool which was covered in rotting seaweed and goose crap at a beach.
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Edited by Roger Thomason on 12-03-2022 23:36
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similar pic...
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Tony Irwin
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I'm more inclined towards Muscidae with this one - Limnophora perhaps?
Edited by Tony Irwin on 08-03-2022 15:15
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Maybe Limnophora triangula.
Manual of Central European Muscidae gives "Frons as broad as 1/3 of head width in both sexes, 2 orbitals on each side, fronto-orbital plates brownish grey, parafacialia silvery white, brown frontal triangle often reacdhing anterior frontal margin, ...Scutum with 3 longitudinal stripes, 3 post-sutural dorsocentrals, presutural acrostichals in 3-4 irregular rows. .. Eurasian, in Europe from Spain, Corsica and Sicily to Scotland and Lapland."
It looks a bit 'clean' compared to the other photos of the species on this site but your specimen might be just newly hatched (or it could be the flat illumination).
Edited by tristram on 08-03-2022 20:59
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Thanks once again for the input and the corrections Tony and Tristram. I have a couple of Limnophora on my Checklist but not L.triangula. They are Limnophora maculosa, Limnophora uniseta.
Not sure what "flat illumination" means but photos I take are all naturally lit with no flash. Pfft


Edited by Roger Thomason on 12-03-2022 23:34
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