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Unid. Heleomyziid from a cave
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Posted on 16-09-2020 12:22

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Firstly apologies for the very poor photos. These were taken about 20m into a narrow adit mine in Cheshire
Anybody any idea what they might be? I'm assuming they belong to the Heleomyzidae. Notable for their bright blue thorax (other, poorer photos, they were much brighter blue). Aware that photo may not allow an ID.
nick attached the following image:

Edited by nick on 16-09-2020 12:36
Tony Irwin
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The combination of dark spots at the base of the dorsocentrals, and the pinkish postpronota, scutellum and occiput all suggest Gymnomus amplicornis to me.
But I should wait for confirmation from the experts! Wink
Edited by Tony Irwin on 16-09-2020 15:09
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 16-09-2020 23:41

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Yeah! It could be G. amplicornis, but a better pics are welcome!
dr. A. J. Woznica, Institute of Biology, Wroclaw University of Environmental & Life Sciences
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