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Another ID please
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Posted on 05-10-2005 15:15

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Small fly about 7mm taken today- was walking about displaying on a rhodadendron leaf.
Thanks Brian V.
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Posted on 05-10-2005 16:19
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Looks like Palloptera umbellatarum female to me.
Maybe Jan Willem can confirm.

P.S.: it's always handy to give location too...
Edited by Andre on 05-10-2005 16:20
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Posted on 05-10-2005 16:39

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Thanks Andre- Sorry about lack of location. I'm in Worthing South Coast Uk quite near to the sea.
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Posted on 05-10-2005 19:33
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Geomyza tripunctata (Opomyzidae)

C. M. Drake's review of the British Opomyzidae (1993, Br. J. Ent. Nat. Hist 6:159-176) is an excellent summary of this smallish family.
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Posted on 06-10-2005 12:29

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Thanks Kahis- do they have variable wing spots?- seems to be 4 rather than 3.
Brian V.
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Posted on 06-10-2005 15:08
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Hi Brian,

Kahis is right, it is a female of Geomyza tripunctata. The review of Drake is indeed very good, but keep in mind that Geomyza nartshukae is not included in this review (it does occur in the UK). Furthermore the fig. of the 8th sternite of G. balachowskyi(?) in his review is actually the 8th sternite of G. hackmani. For more information on G. nartshukae see Carles-Tolra (1994, Entomological Review 73(1): 91-95; easier than his original paper (1993) in Russian).

Jan Willem
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