Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Another Fly ID from me
Posted by LordV on 11-12-2005 14:20
Taken this morning 11th Dec 2005 air shade temp about 3'C sitting on bush sunning itself (and blowing a bubble)- Location South Coast UK- I've not caught one of these on camera before- any ID please?
About 13mm long.
Edited by LordV on 11-12-2005 16:34
Posted by Nikita Vikhrev on 11-12-2005 16:50
Hippoboscidae. I think Ornithomyini.
Posted by LordV on 11-12-2005 20:14
Thanks Nikita. :)
Posted by Kahis on 11-12-2005 20:56
I have to disagree. While the habitus is somewhat similar, this fly has lacks the typical wing venation of hippoboscids. How about Coelopidae? Check this pic:
Close enough? These flies are rare in Finland (the low salinity of the Baltic inhibits growth of bladder wrack) and I have no personal experience of them.
Edited by Kahis on 11-12-2005 21:00
Posted by Nikita Vikhrev on 11-12-2005 21:50
Of course, Kahis is right. I've seen flat body, wide last segment of tarsus and especialy "second" arista. Than I forgot everything else...
I'm sorry Brain.
Thank you Kahis.
Posted by LordV on 12-12-2005 07:32
Thanks Kahis, Makes sense- I live about 400 yds from the beach :)