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Tachinidae? (but novice posting)
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Posted on 25-04-2020 11:17

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This is an old photo from 31/03/17. I didn't estimate the fly's size at the time but it is on a hawthorn leaf. It was taken in Bournemouth in the south of England in a hedgerow setting some 2km from the sea. From the bristles and wing venation I think it is a Tachinid but I am still very new to identifying flies so any help would be appreciated.
Malgo attached the following image:

Edited by Malgo on 25-04-2020 11:31
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Posted on 25-04-2020 19:12

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Yes, it is a Tachinid: Macquartia dispar or viridana male, most likely the first.

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Posted on 25-04-2020 22:25

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Many thanks, Macquartia dispar is what I had matched it to but it is good to have a second opinion.

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Posted on 26-04-2020 07:14

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Are you sure about the date, 31th of March ? If so, what would the leaves be ?

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Posted on 27-04-2020 12:46

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Yes, the date is correct. The leaves are Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna which comes into leaf towards the end of March in the south of England.
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Posted on 27-04-2020 17:16

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WEll, you beat us with 2 weeks on that one ! Thanks for checking.

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