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Sarcophagidae: Metopia argyrocephala
nick upton
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Posted on 10-09-2020 18:05

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30.7.2020 7mm Dorset Heathland UK

I think this may be Metopia argyrocephala based on the silvery frons. Several of these flies were hanging around the nest entrances of Beewolf wasps (Philanthus triangulum) which were busy stuffing their nest burrows with paralysed Honeybees. Metopia argyrocephala is a common keleptoparasite of ground nesting bee and wasp nests in souther England, but can I be sure of the ID from this photo?
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Daniel Whitmore
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Posted on 29-12-2020 00:18

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Metopia sp. female. Likely argyrocephala
nick upton
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Posted on 20-04-2021 22:04

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Many thanks Daniel.
Nick Upton - naturalist and photographer
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09.05.21 16:31
Extensions in uppercase are (and were) accepted for gif, jpg, jpeg and png

09.05.21 16:01
OK, thanks Roger, now if someone would just ID the fly I would be happy.

06.05.21 22:31
FTAO - Gordon; Please make sure that you use lower case, because attachments with extensions in upper case (capitals) are rejected. So sayeth GOD AKA Paul. Cool

06.05.21 21:40
A file called "Fly01a" has an UPPERCASE "F" Gordon. The site takes a dim view of UPPERCASE "'F's"!! awkward

06.05.21 06:50
OK, it has started working now, no idea what was going on.

06.05.21 06:41
I know I have been away a long time - but why can't I load a 63Kb file called Fly01a

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29.03.21 10:55
@PaulBeuk Thanks again mate- very useful! Smile

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11.03.21 18:23
Greetings! Does anyone have: Satchell's 1947 paper: The larvae of the British species of Psychoda (Diptera: Psychodidae)??? Many thanks Smile

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