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Kleptoparasitic Anthomyidae?
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Posted on 22-05-2010 09:49
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Yesterday I watched a medium sized grey fly (with quite silvery frons and parafacia) closely following a bee Andrena barbilabris, It shadowed the bee very closely, the way some Sarcophagidae do. I have taken the specimen and it is clearly an Anthomyidae. Can anyone advise what genus this might be?
Nigel Jones, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Posted on 22-05-2010 09:53
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Try with Leucophora...
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Posted on 22-05-2010 15:18
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Many thanks Stephan, that certainly looks like the fly in question.
Nigel Jones, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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