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Hirtodrosophila trivittata (Drosophilidae) - was Yellowiish, dark markings, couple mm long from a f
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Posted on 10-08-2020 20:35

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Hi! - sorry for the terrible images.

Aspirated from a fungus on dead log. 2-3 mm long, pale with very dark patches on abdomen, and distinctive stripes on mesonotum.

It feels a *lot* like Drosophilidae to me, but I cannot tell if it is, let alone species. (Also found Leucophenga maculata on the same 'shroom!)
djo attached the following image:

Edited by djo on 10-08-2020 23:26
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 10-08-2020 22:13
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Looks very like Hirtodrosophila trivittata (Drosophilidae) - not sure whether this has been recorded in Scotland before.
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 10-08-2020 23:25

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Thank you! I knew it felt like a drosophilid!!

I should have said! Not Scotland, collected in East Sussex
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Posted on 11-08-2020 00:51
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Still, a useful record of a species that appears to be spreading in Britain.
Tony Irwin
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