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Calliphoridae. cluster fly
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Posted on 20-10-2017 13:19

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Anybody known, which species this is. I believe it may belong to this family. Found Hedgerow. Southern England. October 2017.
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Posted on 20-10-2017 16:29

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Pollenia sp.

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Posted on 20-10-2017 19:05

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Thank you Theo.
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Posted on 22-10-2017 23:39
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A female Pollenia. The head is not in exact profile but the gena are too small to be rudis. I suspect that this could be Pollenia cf pediculata. You'd have to look at the underside of the wing for a group of pale hairs (often five or six) on the node at the junction of the humeral crossvein and sc vein (Rognes).
John and Nini. Naturalists not experts.
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Posted on 23-10-2017 00:09
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adding a photo of the underside of the wing. I submitted a similar photo to the gallery but it wasn't added. Probably because I add a copyright notice. Anyway, the photo in the gallery looks like it has been stored in alcohol. My attachment shows a better view. The female specimen in my photo has been dissected and examined using Rognes for identification of the genitalia.
johnes81 attached the following image:

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Posted on 23-10-2017 14:34

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Many thanks John and Nini for the information and the images.
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