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Tachinidae ID => Phorocera sp
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Posted on 11-05-2012 12:36

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I think this might be a Linnaemya sp. Can anyone confirm this?

Photos taken in woodland in Reading, UK, on 2012-05-11.
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Edited by tristram on 11-05-2012 14:32
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Another angle.
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Posted on 11-05-2012 13:15

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No, it is a Phorocera.
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The mouth edge isn't projecting enough for Linnaemya ... but it could be Phorocera assimilis (etc). A specimen would be needed to confirm it I think Smile

Doh! Erikas posted while I was writing Grin Nice to know that we agree though Wink
Edited by ChrisR on 11-05-2012 13:29
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Thanks, Erikas and Chris.
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