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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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Thank you Theo.
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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).
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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:

John and Nini
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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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20.11.17 15:09
Pls sign to help save Botanophila fonsecai https://home.38deg
seca. Thx

17.11.17 14:22
Thanks Paul, interesting point

16.11.17 13:44
'Holding' might not be the perfect description. Apparently the armature makes contact with sensitive places on the female, coaxing her to agree to mate.

16.11.17 13:43
Is was not quite sure whether the word would apply correctly, but, yes, that is okay.

15.11.17 11:29
How about armature, would that fit? based on http://onlinelibra
it would seem that these spines etc are used to hold the female!

14.11.17 09:22
All spines, ridges, lobes, etc. on the femur.

14.11.17 08:36
I think bewaffnung is like weapons (on femur 1).

13.11.17 13:10
Hello can any1 tell me how to translate bewaffnung des femur 1? Thx

26.10.17 13:37
Yes it looks like a typo error e instead of a Thanks you

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