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Black fly with large pads
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Posted on 12-10-2022 00:31

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Photographed at Ryton Meadows on 9th August 2020.
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Edited by walwyn on 12-10-2022 00:34
Jan Willem
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Posted on 12-10-2022 08:53
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Looks like Sarcophagidae to me, but wait for the experts :-).
Jan Willem van Zuijlen
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Posted on 12-10-2022 09:31

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Thank you Jan. I’ll wait on.
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 12-10-2022 11:47
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It's a male Sarcophaga (s.l.) - the lack of grey dusting and the tattered wings indicate it's an old individual. It would require a genitalia prep for identiification.
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 12-10-2022 13:34

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Thanks Tony. I gather that they are difficult at the best of time.
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