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Sphaeroceridae : Lotophila atra?
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Posted on 27-03-2022 09:02

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I'm fairly certain that these flies are sphaerocerids. They were approximately 3mm long. The pair were attracted to a hedgehog poo and the lone individual was attracted to a badger poo, both in my garden in West Sussex, UK last week. From looking at pictures online, I'm wondering whether they might be Lotophila atra, though I don't know whether there are other similar-looking species in the UK or not. Any help with the IDs would be much appreciated.

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Edited by evdebs on 27-03-2022 09:04
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The lone individual by a badger poo.
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The have the feel of Copromyza...

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Ah ok, thanks very much Paul! Sorry, I only just saw your reply.

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